The Oregon Promise's tuition-free requirements leave out certain student groups

oregon-promiseHigh school seniors across Oregon are having visions of free-tuition fairies dance in their heads through the state's Oregon Promise program.

But those visions are being shadowed by several deal breakers to the state’s new free community college program, the second of its kind in the nation. Tennessee Promise began earlier this year.

State officials opened the application process this month for the program, which will begin paying tuition at Oregon community colleges in fall 2016. As of last week, 7,536 students have applied.

The two...

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