AP – Analysis: Bryant proposes free community college for some

Free community college for all Mississippians would be an ambitious and easy-to-explain goal. What Gov. Phil Bryant again proposed last week in his budget recommendation appears more limited, aimed at producing more technical graduates from community colleges…

…The details are hazy, and Bryant’s office referred calls to others last week. But lawmakers introduced bills in 2015 and 2016 for pilot scholarship programs aimed at covering tuition for high school students who graduated from career technical programs and wanted to keep studying those subjects in community college. Bryant also wants to include some group of adults, but it’s not clear, for example, whether career changers who have already earned a degree could get aid.

Clarion Ledger
11/19/17