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State senate passes college affordability bills

Monday, February 5, 2018  
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By Arthur Augustyn, February 2, 2018 at 2:45 PM

Four bills aimed at equipping students with better understanding of tuition assistance programs and making higher education more affordable have been passed by the state Senate.

Each addresses one aspect of higher education affordability: requiring high schools to provide students with information on tuition assistance and student loan debt; allowing students to use tuition for summer session; creating a pathway for students to achieve a four-year degree at county colleges via a “three-plus-one” program; and providing a tax deduction for student loan payments.

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