Oregon lawmaker floats proposal for free community college tuition

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Some Oregon high school graduates could get free tuition at a community college for two years, under a proposal floated around Tuesday by a Beaverton lawmaker.

The free tuition would allow those students to enter a two-year degree program or take college credits that they would transfer to a four-year university.

Sen. Mark Hass, D-Beaverton, who is proposing the idea, said it’s part of an effort to remove the barrier for high school graduates who don’t attend college because of high costs.

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