CCRI Provides Update On Free Tuition Initiative

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(Warwick, RI)  --  Community College of Rhode Island is providing a progress report on its free tuition program which began last year.  CCRI says nearly two-thirds of the first group of full-time students who entered right out of high school last year returned for this fall semester, and about 20 percent are on track to graduate within a two-year period.  That's the demographic eligible for the Rhode Island Promise initiative.  School officials note only one-thousand of the roughly 15-hundred students who went to CCRI from high school in 2017 received funding, as low-income students had their tuition and fees covered by federal Pell grants.

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