Skipping Free College and Federal Loans

Inside Higher Ed: California’s free community college plan wasn’t just about offering a tuition-free year to the state’s students.

It was an opportunity for state leaders and the California Community Colleges chancellor's office to encourage college leaders to support and undertake popular reforms such as using multiple measures to determine students' academic preparedness and forge deeper partnerships with K-12 school districts. But some college administrators are balking at one requirement in the one-year tuition-free legislation that passed last year -- participation in the federal student loan program.

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