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Dems like the idea of free college, but a good program is hard to fund

September 27, 2018

While the free college concept may be relatively new to the voting public and therefore seem like a great way to win votes, candidates risk underestimating the resources needed to put the plan into action.

In a separate article, Inside Higher Ed explained that New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy campaigned on free community college. He needed $50 million to run the program, but lawmakers only approved $25 million for a pilot involving 19 community colleges.

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