Free Tuition for Two-Year College Students—But With a Catch
Jarrett Carter, Education Dive
Colleges and universities are launching a variety of initiatives to propel young people and adult learners to degree and certificate completion. Intrusive analytics and mentoring helped Middle Tennessee State University improve student learning outcomes, and community colleges nationwide are looking to reduce costs for working adult students.
Child care, transportation, and food assistance are other ways institutions expand college access beyond tuition, in addition to increasing efforts to make digital textbooks and learning equipment more affordable for a wider cross-section of students.