The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Gov.

Tom Corbett has signed into law legislation that will allow Pennsylvania residents to receive free college tuition and education benefits.

The legislation, which was signed into statute by Corbett on Monday, takes effect on Oct. 1, 2017.

The law allows Pennsylvania residents over the age of 16 to enroll in free or reduced-price college tuition.

It also allows adults over the ages of 26 to enroll and pay for the cost of tuition for a full year.

The bill also provides a free or discounted private school tuition discount.

Pennsylvanians can enroll in a public school through the Pennsylvania Higher Education Act.

The federal government does not have to fund any of the cost.

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