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New plan offers free community college tuition to certain Boston public school students

Those who meet the requirements will have their bill footed by The Neighborhood Jobs Trust

A new program at Boston Public Schools will offer free tuition to the city’s community colleges for students who meet certain conditions, Mayor Marty Walsh reportedly announced Friday.

The program will be funded by The Neighborhood Jobs Trust, which provides funding by collecting fees from large-scale commercial developments, the Associated Press reported.

The students must graduate with at least a 2.2 GPA, be able to complete community college in two years, meet Pell Grant low-income requirements and gain admission to either Bunker Hill Community College or Roxbury Community College.

The program is reportedly already in effect atPark Vocational-Technical High School and will be rolled out to other schoolson June 1.

 

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