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VOL. 38 | NO. 33 | Friday, August 15, 2014

Gov. Haslam promotes free tuition plan

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NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam is urging students to take advantage of his free tuition plan.

The Republican governor has been visiting several schools throughout the state and wrapped up his trip on Wednesday at Antioch High School in southeastern Davidson County.

Haslam told a packed auditorium of students that he doesn't want affordability to be a reason why a person doesn't attend college.

Called "Tennessee Promise," the plan seeks to cover a full ride at two-year colleges for any high school graduate.

After graduation, students who choose to attend a four-year school will be able to do so as juniors.

The application period for the program opened last Friday. So far, more than a thousand students have applied.

For more information about Tennessee Promise, visit http://driveto55.org/initiatives/tennessee-promise.