Making community college tuition free focus of event at SSC

WHO: Sen. Pramila Jayapal, Sen. David Frockt, South Seattle College President Gary Oertli, business leaders, students and stakeholders

WHAT: Press conference/availability and Q&A

WHERE: South Seattle College, President’s Board Room (RS 30)

WHEN: Monday, Oct. 26th from 10-11 a.m.

WHY: This event is in conjunction with President Obama’s “Heads Up America” initiative – an effort to make tuition free at community colleges across the country. This is an opportunity for press, the community and interested parties to hear from those supporting the effort in Washington state. South Seattle College, through their 13th Year Promise Scholarship, has been offering one year of free tuition to high school graduates since 2008.


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