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LISLE, Ill. (CBS) – Adults who have been struggling to find a job may now be able to return to college – free of charge.

As WBBM Newsradio 780′s Michele Fiore reports, Benedictine University in Lisle will offer adults, age 25 and up, a tuition-free opportunity.

The Illinois Back to Work Program at the university is for those who have been unemployed for at least 18 months and do not currently have a bachelor’s degree.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780′s Michele Fiore reports


Students would pay for their books only. The university will make up the remaining difference in the students’ tuition after all state and federal aid is applied.

University president William Carroll told the Daily Herald that other schools should follow Benedictine’s lead.

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