Support Pennsylvania Tuition Relief Act & Make College Affordable for All Pennsylvanians
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Under the Pennsylvania Tuition Relief Act announced as part of the Governor’s 2009-10 budget proposal, all incoming students who qualify and seek to attend state-owned universities or community colleges will pay only what they can afford in accordance with established financial aid practices.
The goal of this program is to allow students to graduate from college free from debt, and to build a world-class workforce in Pennsylvania. Every family will pay at least $1,000 a year for each person in college. Tuition relief would start this fall for incoming freshman and reach nearly $550 million by the time the program is fully in place.
It would be funded through revenues collected from the legalization and regulation of video poker, which is already widespread across Pennsylvania.
We, the undersigned, call upon the Pennsylvania state legislators to ensure that the Pennsylvania Tuition Relief Act passes to make college tuition more affordable for every Pennsylvania family earning under $100,000 a year, helping more than 170,000 students and putting a college degree within reach of 10,000 students who otherwise would not be able to afford tuition.
The Support Pennsylvania Tuition Relief Act & Make College Affordable for All Pennsylvanians petition to Pennsylvania State Legislature was written by PAACE and is in the category Education at GoPetition.