- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) - Gov. Gina Raimondo says she supports President Barack Obama’s proposal for tuition-free community college education, but adds that Rhode Island’s participation will hinge on affordability.

The Providence Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1Cdbbqw ) that at a news conference, the governor called it a “very worthy goal.”

Obama’s plan, which requires congressional approval, would provide two years of free tuition to students attending state community and technical colleges, including part-time, if they maintain a 2.5 grade-point average and make progress toward a degree.

States would have to provide about a quarter of the costs of the program, maintain existing education investments and work to reduce the need for remedial classes and repeated courses.

Raimondo said that she is committed to making the Community College of Rhode Island a “work-force development engine” for the state.

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