Latest News

Alabama Offers High School Students – and Their Parents – Tuition-free Community College

As states focus on increasing the number of low-income students who go to college, Alabama has added another target group – their parents.

Last year, Alabama promised 10,000 sixth and seventh graders at more than 50 schools in a poor area of the state free community college tuition, along with extra tutoring and mentoring. This fall, state officials are holding meetings at six community colleges in the region to recruit the parents of those students, who will also be able to enroll tuition-free.