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Coppin State joins Baltimore’s free tuition plans

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Coppin State will offer free tuition to Baltimore City Community College graduates who also qualify for free tuition there under a plan Mayor Catherine Pugh is developing.

Earlier this month, as part of her anti-crime plan, Pugh announced that she was working on providing free tuition to students graduating from Baltimore City schools, starting with the class of 2018.

“We are all inspired by Mayor Pugh’s proposal to provide free community college for all Baltimore public high school graduates,” said Maria Thompson, Coppin’s president, in a statement. “We at Coppin are pleased to join her effort by offering any Baltimore City Public High School graduate, who also graduates with an Associate’s Degree from Baltimore City Community College, free tuition for two years at Coppin State University to continue their education.”

Students graduating from Baltimore City Community College would not have far to go to find their new school: Coppin is just four blocks from the BCCC campus.

“This is great news,” said Gordon May, the community college’s president. “Working with Coppin to provide our Baltimore City students with a continuum of educational opportunities can only enhance the communities around both campuses.”

Coppin said its plan will also begin with the class of 2018.

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