People walk amongst the cherry trees on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, on the University of Washington campus in Seattle.
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People walk amongst the cherry trees on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, on the University of Washington campus in Seattle.
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Free college is coming for more low income students in Washington

Kim Malcolm talks with Michael Meotti about the Workforce Education Investment Act.

On Tuesday, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed a sweeping education bill that will provide more than 110,00 students with financial aid and grants. Tuition and fees will be fully paid for students from families that earn less than $50,000.

The new law kicks in beginning with the 2020-21 academic year.

Meotti is executive director of the Washington Student Achievement Council, a state agency that oversees financial aid.

Listen to the interview by clicking the play button above.