What To Know About Obama's Free Community College Plan
President Obama officially announced his plan to offer two free years of community college to Americans that meet certain criteria.By Christian Bryant | January 20, 2015
"Forty percent of our college students choose community college. Some are young and starting out. Some are older and looking for a better job. Some are veterans and single parents trying to transition back into the job market. Whoever you are, this plan is your chance to graduate ready for the new economy, without a load of debt," President Obama said.
There were cheers for President Obama's "America's College Promise" proposal at Tuesday night's State of the Union address, but the plan has been a divisive one since the president dropped this video on January 8.
"What I'd like to do is to see the first two years of community college free for anyone who's willing to work for it," Obama said.