Governor Northam Signs Legislation Creating Tuition-Free Community College Program for Low- and Middle-Income Students

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Virginia students may be eligible for free tuition at community colleges statewide thanks to a newly signed bill.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed legislation Monday for his “Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back” initiative, or “G3″ program, which makes tuition-free community college available to an estimated 36,000 low and middle-income students pursuing jobs in high-demand fields.

The program includes $36 million to cover tuition, fees and books to support eligible students at two-year public institutions in Virginia.

Northam made this possible by signing House Bill 2204 and Senate Bill 1405, which establishes and funds the G3 program. The bills had broad bipartisan support from the House and Senate.

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