Tuition Free Community College
Author: Rep Trey Martinez Fischer
HB 2887 would allow San Antonians to attend Alamo College schools at no cost of tuition, opening up educational opportunities to more than 16,000 San Antonio high school students graduating from 45 high schools across Bexar County. This would allow San Antonio high school graduates to get their first two years of a Bachelor’s degree or an Associates Degree at no economic burden to themselves or their families.
The statistics on a college education’s effects on your life are strong: the median San Antonian with only a high school diploma earns around $26,000 per year. With an Associate’s Degree or some portion of a Bachelor’s Degree, their median income jumps to nearly $32,000, and with a Bachelor’s Degree, that number further jumps to $50,000 per year.
Education is the key to lifting San Antonians up and making their lives better – this bill will increase the availability of a high-quality education to thousands of students across San Antonio and sets forth a model for the state as a whole. Read more about the Alamo College Promise >>