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D.C. Legislator Proposes Giving $100,000 To Students For College Tuition

The D.C. Council is considering a bill to help pay up to $100,000 in college tuition costs for students who live in the District.

The program is called the D.C. Promise, and its goal, according to the legislation's author Council Member David Catania (I-At Large), would be to make sure that every District student has the opportunity to pursue a college education regardless of their financial situation.

If approved, eligible students could receive up to $100,000 over four years to go toward college tuition or other costs.

Students must have lived 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.

Catania’s staff says the program could cost more than $50 million a year.

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