“President Obama has presented an extremely bold proposal, a potential game-changer that could encourage millions more students to consider, apply and enroll in postsecondary education. It models the achievements of the Tennessee Promise program, which already has put many students on the path toward a college degree.
However, it is hard to predict how a successful state policy like this will translate to the federal stage. There is still much we do not know about the details of this ambitious plan, such as institutional eligibility criteria and the requirements that would be imposed on states that want to participate. But we look forward to working with the Obama administration and Congress to find the best and most effective ways to dramatically boost higher education access and completion rates, especially among low- and lower-middle-income students.”