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Haslam to Help Kick Off 2-year College Free-tuition Program

by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Gov. Bill Haslam is visiting several community colleges this week to help kick off his Tennessee Promise program.

The scholarship provides high school graduates with two years of tuition-free attendance at a state community or technical college, which begin classes on Monday.

The Republican governor is scheduled to visit Cleveland State Community College and Nashville State Community College on Monday, and Southwest Tennessee Community College in Memphis on Tuesday.

As many as 18,000 students are expected to be enrolled. More than 58,000 high school seniors applied for the scholarship.

Tennessee Promise was launched as part of Haslam’s “Drive to 55” initiative, which aims to increase the percentage of Tennesseans with a degree or certificate beyond high school, help improve overall job qualifications and attract employers to the state.

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