Obama's Free Community College Plan

The Huffington PostShahien Nasiripour & Tyler Kingkade

Some 9 million Americans could attend community college tuition-free under a proposal President Barack Obama announced Friday.

His plan, which is subject to approval by Congress and depends on the participation of state governments, would dedicate some $60 billion over the next decade to defray tuition and fees for anyone who attends school at least half-time, maintains a roughly C+ average, and is on track to complete their program or transfer to a four-year school.

The federal government would kick in about 75 percent of the cost, while participating states would pick up the rest. For the neediest students, Pell grants would help pay for transportation, room and board, and other costs associated with attending college. Read More