To establish a college tuition subsidy pilot program for 100 students whose family income is less than $250,000. In return for giving the student the statewide average tuition for one year of community college, the student would be obligated to pay the state 2 percent of his or her adjusted gross income for five years. For each year of subsidized state university tuition, the student would be obligated to pay 4 percent of his or her adjusted gross income for five years. The obligations would kick-in once the student’s income exceeded the federal poverty level. The pilot program would continue for five years, and $2 million would be appropriated in the first year.
Referred to the Committee on Appropriations