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Mon May 12, 2014

U.S. Senator And Vermont Governor Highlight College Plans

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U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and Governor Peter Shumlin are touting separate plans to help make it easier for young people to afford college.

On Monday, Sanders outlined a proposal to help students earn college credits in high school as a way to cut the cost of earning a college diploma.

Sanders says one way to address the soaring costs of college is to expand programs that allow high school juniors and seniors to take college-level courses and get credit in high school and college.  He says the  “dual enrollment”  approach reduces the cost and time necessary to complete a college degree.

Also Monday, Governor Shumlin highlighted plans to help eligible Vermont students attend up to two years of college at a Vermont institution for free.

The Vermont Strong Scholars Program will provide tuition loan forgiveness to graduates who remain in the state to work in certain sectors in Vermont.

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