New Colorado law makes 2 years of college free for students who qualify

Gov. Jared Polis signed a new law this week that allows more people in Colorado to achieve their goal of higher education. He signed the bill that created the Colorado Promise: Two Free Years of College Expanded effort on Thursday.

The effort makes two years at a four-year public college, community or trade school free beginning this fall. The program applies to students who have family incomes of $90,000 or less. They are eligible for a complete reimbursement of any out-of-pocket tuition and fees paid for their education.

“Two years at any public four-year college, community college, or trade school are now free for more Coloradans. This will strengthen Colorado’s workforce, provide new pathways for students to gain in-demand skills, and save Coloradans thousands of dollars – helping ensure that higher education is affordable for everyone,” said Polis.

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