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5 Problems With President Barack Obama’s Pitch for Free Community College

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It’s Not Solving the Real Issue

Many students coming from low-income households already qualify for the Pell Grant, which usually covers all major expenses associated with community college. For the students who don’t qualify for the Pell Grant, they are typically in a position where they can afford the lower tuition and fees that most community colleges boast. So in the grand scheme of things, some argue that low-income students wouldn’t really see much of a change in how much money they are paying for community college.

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