We believe college tuition should and can be free, just as it is in increasing numbers of states and communities across the country.
Here's how we'll get it done.
The Campaign for Free College Tuition is happy to provide you with Making Public Colleges Tuition Free: A Briefing Book for State Leaders.
We have designed the briefing book to help state policymakers think through the elements of making college tuition free. Accordingly, it contains advice on funding, building support, drafting policy, and many proven examples of successful programs. Throughout the briefing book CFCT outlines different provisions we believe will produce a return on a state’s investment, which more than justify the establishment of such programs.
This document, however, does not suggest there is only one path states must follow to make their colleges tuition free.
Our Candidate Guidebook is a report for candidates running for state elected office by The Campaign for Free College Tuition. In our research, we solicited the input and feedback of candidates, campaign managers, experts in higher education policy, students, and more.
What's in this report?
The Campaign for Free College Tuition is pleased to release their new resource, Invest In Your State's Future Now: A State Leader's Guidebook For Making Public Colleges Tuition Free.
Thanks to the American Rescue Plan Act approved by Congress, as well as rebounding state revenue streams, free college tuition is a policy every state can afford to undertake.
This report is written for state policy makers, including executive and legislative elected officials and their staff. In drafting the document, we solicited input and feedback from people in those positions who had successfully enacted free college tuition plans in their state as well as experts in higher education policy from around the country. Using this guidebook, we can get closer to making free college tuition a reality in all 50 states.
Based on her research, Sara Goldrick Rab, Professor of Higher Education Policy and Sociology at Temple University, declared there is “no single higher education policy that fixes all problems, but free college fixes more with one single policy reform than any other.
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.