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ICYMI: Rhode Island made community college free

 Rhode Island just became the fourth state in the nation to make community college free 

The Promise Scholarship will cover the cost of tuition and fees at the Community College of Rhode Island for new students starting this fall -- regardless of their income. 

Lawmakers approved the four-year pilot program on Thursday and appropriated $2.8 million for the first year, as part of the state's budget.The governor signed the budget bill moments after the Senate voted on Thursday, breaking a month-long impasse.


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