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Connecticut considers plan to cover college completion costs

February 12, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers are considering a different approach from other states to help students cover the high cost of college.

Instead of offering free community college tuition, legislators in this cash-strapped state are debating whether to create a new scholarship program that would ensure students complete their coursework and obtain a degree. It’s seen by some lawmakers as a more cost-effective way to boost graduation rates at the state’s 12 community colleges, the four regional state universities and the flagship University of Connecticut.

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