House OKs free community college for high school graduates

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Courtesy, MGN Online

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky House of Representatives has approved a bill that would give free community college tuition to all of Kentucky’s high school graduates.

The proposal would eventually cost taxpayers about $20 million a year. Kentucky high school graduates would still have to apply for federal and state scholarships. But the state would cover whatever cost was left.

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All Kentucky high school graduates would be eligible. The program would also include home school and private school students. Students would have to maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average to keep the money.

The bill is modeled after a similar program in Tennessee. The bill now heads to the state Senate for consideration.

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The legislation is House bill 626

 

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