NEC Member Announce Plan to Increase College Affordability
Officials in Massachusetts recently announced a new program to help make college more affordable for students in the commonwealth. Under the Commonwealth Commitment plan, students would be able to earn a Bachelor’s Degree at one of the many public schools in the state – including several New England Council members – for a reduced rate.
“This program was designed to decrease the cost of a college degree and accelerate on-time completion for students across the Commonwealth, creating more opportunities and helping more people get into the workforce with the skills they need,” said Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker. “The Commonwealth Commitment will make it even easier for students to go to school full-time and begin their careers with less debt and we are pleased that our higher education officials have worked collaboratively to make this program a reality.”
The New England Council commends the work that these members are doing to make a college education more accessible for all students.