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On Monday, Vice President Joe Biden announced a $100 million White House program to expand tuition-free community college programs in a speech at Philadelphia Community College. VP Biden made the announcement with his wife Dr. Jill Biden, who is a community college professor.

This grant delivers on the promise that President Obama made in his 2015 State of the Union address, when he pledged to make the first two years of community college free of cost.

According to the White House press release, the grant money will be awarded to community college programs that connect students with employers or job training.

About one-third of all college students in America go to two-year community colleges. The cost of college tuition has been in a contested issue in the 2016 presidential election, particularly among the Democratic candidates. Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders support no-cost community college in some form.

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