The Pennsylvania Promise Pilot Program would be a statewide last-dollar promise program in the Commonwealth that would remove financial burdens for students and their families. With Pennsylvania Promise, our Commonwealth could promise to:
- Make college more affordable and lessen student debt for future generations for students attending a Pennsylvania community college, a state-owned (PASSHE) institution, a state-related institution, or Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.
- Cover tuition and fees for qualifying students as well as room and board for the most at-need students who attend a public university or community college.
- Benefit working-class students and families across the Commonwealth.
The cost of college at Indiana University of Pennsylvania has made it affordable for me to earn my bachelor’s degree, yet I will still graduate with student-loan debt. I think that for the financial success of students, we need to reduce the student-loan debt among students and provide more affordable options, especially for families with multiple college students. I have a twin sister who attends Lock Haven University, and it has been a huge financial burden for my mother to help both of us through college.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
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