Maryland Passes ‘Dream Act’ Law

As the Washington Post reported, Maryland voters have approved the “Dream Act” law.

About a dozen other states have laws or policies that echo Maryland’s version. But the outcome of Question 4 set a precedent. No other state has approved such a law through a popular vote.

Under the law, students who qualify for the tuition benefit must first attend community college. Those who receive an associate degree or at least 60 credits at the two-year school can then qualify for a tuition discount at a four-year university.

For students from families of modest means, the subsidy is crucial to hopes of getting a bachelor’s degree. At the University of Maryland in College Park, in-state tuition is $7,175 a year. For out-of-state students, it is $25,554.

Source: The Washington Post