‘Free’ College for Rhode Island? Not So Fast

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Democratic Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo said that she wants to expand an existing program, which offers free college tuition options for students who want to stay in-state for their higher education ambitions. The current program is called the Rhode Island Promise program.

Rhode Island is one of multiple states which offer free in-state tuition options for students to stay in their home state for higher education. The Promise program pushes local high school graduates to attend a local community college, complete it at no cost, but they do have to maintain a GPA of 2.5 or above as full-time students.

However, it is unsure if her proposal will pass, considering that the program’s results could be considered mixed results.