State is relaunching teacher tuition program

Posted at 1:29 PM, Jun 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-25 14:29:17-04

The state is re-launching two programs that will allow teachers to enroll in college classes tuition free.

The first tuition-free classes available for the fall semester, for about 100 public and private school teachers statewide, the Advocate reports.  There are about 50,000 teachers in Louisiana public schools alone. 

The program was shelved back in 2010, but is being restarted with oil and gas revenue that is part of a deal struck decades ago between the state and federal governments, the Advocate reports. 

Teachers who don’t make that 100-slot cut can also apply for a second program, first launched 25 years ago, that allows teachers to enroll in college classes if space is available.

To read the Advocate’s story, with all the details, click here