Create National Promise Scholarships

Federal dollars are redirected to create an National Promise Scholarship (NPS) program that would provide every academically qualified student from a lower or middle income family enough money to pay for tuition at either a two or four year college.  

  • Students from families earning less than $180,000 per year who are accepted by a community college or other two year certificate program would be entitled to an NPS-2 scholarship worth $2,500 per year.
  • Students from families earning less than $180,000 per year who earned a 2.75 GPA in High School and were accepted to a four year college program would be entitled to an NPS-4 scholarship worth, on average, $8,500 per year.
  • Public colleges and universities would not be allowed to charge families who were residents of their state more for tuition than the value of the NPS scholarship established for their state.
  • Value of scholarships would be adjusted annually based on CPI.
  • These scholarships would eliminate need for tuition tax credits and in some cases, Pell Grants, which would provide approximately $50B to fund what should become an entitlement program in the federal budget. 

We can't do this alone!

Our goal is to make higher education a possibility for every American, without regard to their financial circumstances.

We have a lot to do and not much time to do it, so your support is critical for our campaign to succeed. It’s with your investment that we can fundamentally reform how higher education is financed in this country, opening the doors to a more equitable society.

If you agree with our goal, our plan, and the urgency of the problem, we ask that you give what you can to help us write the next chapter in our nation’s history of continuously expanding access to universal, free education.

The Campaign for Free College Tuition is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in the State of Washington in 2014 to educate parents, students, the higher education community, policy makers and taxpayers about efforts needed to fundamentally reform our nation’s system for financing higher education. This website and CFCT’s educational outreach activities are made possible through generous individual and foundation support.