Free college? Actually, some states are already offering it to students.

July 31, 2019 | The Washington Post

We’ve heard a lot from some of the Democratic presidential candidates about plans to provide free tuition at public colleges — and to some people, the notion seems pie-in-the-sky. Yet it is actually happening in a number of states that offer free tuition to students who come from poor and middle-class families.

Nearly 20 states have some kind of program that covers the cost of tuition at two-year and/or four-year public colleges after a student exhausts grants, financial aid and any other financial resources. There are eligibility requirements in each program that vary from state to state.

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