President Obama's Amazing College Proposal For Those Willing To Work For It

This new proposal, if implemented, can save the average student $3,800 per year.

College tuition has been a nightmare for almost all American families and students for many years now. So President Barack Obama’s new proposal will surely be a source of huge relief.

In a video posted by the White House, Obama revealed a multibillion-dollar plan that could save an average student $3,800 per year: two years of free community college. The announcement was made as a part of his pre-State of the Union tour.

“Put simply, what I’d like to do is to see the first two years of community college free for everyone who’s willing to work for it,” he said in the clip, shot aboard Air Force One.

The president will formally put forward this proposal during his speech in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Friday.

White House Domestic Policy Director Cecilia Munoz said the education plan is a federal-state partnership, with federal funding covering almost 75 percent of the tuition, while participating states will be expected to pay the rest of the amount. She further said that legislation would be needed to approve the plan.

“This is a moment that is equivalent to the moment when we made high school universal,” Munoz added.

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If the 50 states agree to implement it, roughly 9 million students will benefit from it each year, according to the White House blog.

However, funding for this proposal has become a major point of debate ever since the video came out. More details about the funding source would be revealed in Obama’s for the new fiscal year budget, which is due next month.

The news has also generated a multitude of reactions from people all over the world. While some are highly skeptical about this initiative, others are either appreciating it or expressing their hatred. "Free community college" has also trended on social media sites ever since.

Read the tweets below to find out how people are reacting toward the news: