After completion of a federal or state community service program, students will receive free or reduced tuition at any school to which they are accepted. I propose three community service programs; US community service, International community service, or Military service. With two years of service students will receive free tuition and with one year of service students will reduce their tuition by half.
This is a win all around. Through community service, domestically and abroad, students will gain valuable life skills, which can be applied to college and future jobs. The program will expand already existing service programs to create more positive social exchange. Ultimately, it will help future students by providing them a foundation of service experience and not saddle them with lifelong student debt.