‘Oregon Promise’ Signed into Law

Free CollegePORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon high school students are one step closer to getting free community college.

The bill known as the ‘Oregon Promise’ was signed into law by Governor Kitzhaber, Tuesday.  A study will now take place to examine the criteria needed to make it possible. If approved, High School students could get to go to community college for free for two years.

Credits earned could be applied to a four year college, Associate’s Degree, or a certificate of learning. The Higher Education Coordinating Commission is expected to propose criteria to the Oregon Legislature later this year.