Proposed Free Sophomore Year for Maine Students

February 24, 2014

Several states are considering plans to make community college free. In Maine, Rep. Mike Michaud, a Democratic gubernatorial candidate, has a different idea: He has proposed making the sophomore year free for Maine residents at all University of Maine campuses, The Bangor Daily News reported. The idea is to change patterns in the sophomore year, when many drop out, and when many families' savings run out. The plan would cost the state $15.1 million a year.


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