Early Promise: Mentoring Students and Providing Incentives

Increase college enrollments and graduation rates by making an early promise to students to cover their costs of attending college, providing them with mentoring and counseling services in college, and creating incentives for colleges to enroll and graduate “First Generation” students. 

  • Create a voluntary “Opportunity and Responsibility” curriculum to acquaint middle and high school students with the benefits of a higher education.
  • Use matching Federal grants to encourage public/private “Promise Partnerships” to support and mentor students who are the first in their family to attend college.
  • Create incentives from both federal and state government for colleges to enroll and graduate students who are the first in their family to attend college.  
  • Redirect current state and federal higher education expenditures to pay for some of these programs; use a performance grant approach at the federal level for the others.  

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.