Summary Analysis of Biden's Free College Tuition Plan

President Biden has proposed that federal and state governments jointly cover the costs of college tuition for all in-state students at community colleges and all in-state students from families earning up to $125,000 at public universities. A new study by renowned economist Robert Shapiro shows that the plan would sharply lower financial barriers to college access and so promote more inclusive upward mobility. A brief summary of that report can be found below, or read all the details here.

The analysis was commissioned by the Campaign for Free College Tuition and Rise, a student-led free college advocacy organization. Read all the full report here.

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