Osceola County lines up $8.3 million for free college tuition. Here’s how.

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Osceola County is lining up its third year of a program that provides free college tuition to all high school or GED graduates there.


County commissioners will vote March 18 on more than $8.3 million in funds for the Osceola Prosper program. Started in 2022, the program provides high school graduates from public, charter, private and homeschools in the county the option to attend Valencia College for a degree or accelerated skills training program, or for students to attend Osceola Technical College.

Initially, the county used federal money it received to fund the program, but because of the program’s success, now primarily will use its general funds for it, with a small amount of leftover Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) funds.

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Carl-Max Millionard, WFTV.com

Carl-Max Millionard is a Content Creator for WFTV.com.

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