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Alaska Senate passes bill to give free tuition to essential and laid-off workers

May 20, 2021

The program would allow laid-off and essential workers to receive grants covering their tuition and fees at an Alaska college, so long as they submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid if eligible and meet other requirements. It would be open to part- and full-time students and have no age restrictions.

Annual funding for the program would be capped at $2.5 million. If the grants ran out, the bill would prioritize students demonstrating the most financial need.

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