Published: October 2021

Free community college is the boost the post-COVID-19 economy needs

Coalition members penned a letter to Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Schumer announcing their support for President Biden’s plans for free college tuition. Advocates are urging Congress to act because they recognize that President Biden’s plans for free college tuition are vital to their states’ economic recovery and workforce competitiveness. President Biden’s plans would help nearly 2 million more students go to college, generate $169 billion in additional GDP and strengthen our nation’s recovery from COVID-19.

With student debt skyrocketing, it is critical that college become more affordable. President Biden’s plan to make college tuition free for most Americans will increase access to higher education while boosting the economy. Consumer Action joined over 60 other organizations in urging legislators to support the President’s plan.

Lead Organization


Other Organizations

Alliance for Youth Action | Blue Future | Students Against Voter Suppression | Think of Us | Peter Granville, The Century Foundation | The Education Trust | Swipe Out Hunger | Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)| Alliance for Quality Education | Association of Young Americans | Mothers and Others | NAACP | National Young Farmers Coalition | Campaign for Free College Tuition | University Council-American Federation of Teachers | Debt Collective | Consumer Action | The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice | Young Invincibles | GENup | Black Youth Vote (National)

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Click here to read the coalition letter in full.

For more information, please visit Rise.


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