In an event at Bunker Hill Community College today, U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley and Mayor Michelle Wu announced a $1 million investment in federal funds to expand the Tuition-Free Community College (TFCC) Plan, which pays for tuition and mandatory fees for income-eligible Boston residents at six local colleges. Rep. Pressley secured the community project funding for the program in a federal spending package signed into law in March. This money will enable more TFCC students to enroll in and complete certification programs.

“There’s absolutely no doubt that expanding this program with these federal dollars will enable us to serve a critical need within our community and help more students achieve their goals of earning a college degree,” Rep. Pressley said. “At every level of government, we have a responsibility to fight for education equity and justice, and programs like this are a great example of how we can increase true access to higher education.”  

Mayor Wu noted that Tuition-Free Community College currently supports 860 Boston students and the new federal dollars will ensure that another 600 receive funding for their education.

“All of us deserve the option to pursue a higher education and today is one more step in making sure that ‘all’ truly reflects ‘all,’” Wu said.

Watch the announcement event.

Rep. Pressley and Mayor Wu announce the expansion of the City’s Tuition-Free Community College Plan at a May 4 event at Bunker Hill Community College.
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