Going to community college will be free for many Maryland residents next year.
Gov. Larry Hogan signed a bill Monday the covers tuition costs at community colleges for qualifying residents.
The legislation was approved near the end of this year's legislative session. It will create a $15 million program to provide scholarships of up to $5,000 to students from families earning less than $125,000 a year. Single adults earning less than $90,000 also would be eligible for the money.
To qualify, prospective students must enroll in a Maryland community college within two years of finishing high school or obtaining a GED. Students would have to take 12 credit hours and have a high school GPA of at least 2.3.
The program will go into effect in 2019.