College affordability has been a focal point of President Obama's presidency, and it remains a large issue in the 2016 presidential campaign and in policy debates across the nation.

As a result, the number of College Promise programs is expanding dramatically. These programs, which ‘promise’ a financial or other type of award to eligible students who attend specified schools and/or reside in particular communities to enter and complete higher education, have nearly tripled in the last year, to 150 in 37 states.

Now, a new database from the Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy at University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education...

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Laura Ascione is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura