Mayor Jim Kenney’s Budget Would Make Community College Free for Thousands of PhiladelphiansMarch 6, 2020 |
by Susan Snyder
Mayor Jim Kenney on Thursday will propose significant new investment in students who attend the Community College of Philadelphia: $63 million over five years for scholarships that could make it tuition-free for thousands of people.
City residents from low- and moderate-income families who attend full time and who graduated from a Philadelphia high school — public, private, cyber, or home school — would be eligible. The scholarships would cover tuition not already paid for with state or federal aid, as well as $1,500 per semester for food, books, and transportation.