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DC Council to consider subsidizing college tuition

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 3:00pm  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The D.C. Council will consider establishing an ambitious grant program to help District of Columbia students pay for college.

Councilmember David Catania introduced a bill Tuesday creating the program. If approved, eligible students could receive up to $100,000 over four years to go toward college tuition or other costs.

To be eligible, students must live in the district for at least four years, earn a degree from a city public or charter school and have an annual household income of $250,000 or less. The grants are tiered so that the poorest students would be eligible for the most money.

The bill will require a fiscal analysis. Catania's staff says the program could cost more than $50 million a year.

The bill was co-introduced by nine of Catania's 12 council colleagues.


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