Gov. Hogan Makes Tuition Free For Community College Students

Contributed by BreAnna Bell

Gov. Larry Hogan has made college a reality for thousands of Marylanders for the upcoming school year. Monday Hogan signed a bill that covers tuition costs at community colleges for qualifying residents. The legislation, which was approved during last year’s legislation session, will create a $15 million program to provide scholarships of up to $5,000 to students from families earning less than $125,000 a year. Single adults earning less than $90,000 also would be eligible for the money.

Those who qualify must enroll in a Maryland community college within two years after graduating high school or obtaining their GED. Prospective students will need to have a minimum of 12 credit hours and a high school GPA of at least 2.3.

The bill will go into effect in 2019.

For more on the bill, see here.

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