HARRISBURG – June 5, 2018 – Senator Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery), Representative James Roebuck (D-Philadelphia), and Representative Jordan Harris (D-Philadelphia) will hold a press conference ahead of introducing the Pennsylvania Promise initiative, legislation to make college free and affordable for Pennsylvania students.

The press conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. June 6 in the Capitol Media Center. The legislators will be joined by Ken Mash, president of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF), APSCUF representatives and other members of the House and Senate announcing Senate Bill 1111 and House Bill 2444.

The bills aim to make higher education free or affordable at public community colleges, Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) and state-related universities that receive state funding. Pennsylvania Promise would be available to recent high school graduates as well adults seeking in-demand skills and industry-recognized credentials, as well as college credit. The goal of the program is to reduce student debt and assist low and middle-income families with paying for higher education.


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