CFCT Vice President Shares Thoughts on Michigan’s Incremental Approach to Free College Tuition

Posted by Pj Amartey on March 20, 2024 at 11:02 AM

By Doug Ross

The goal of the Campaign for Free College Tuition (CFCT) is to press for the creation of tuition-free public community colleges and universities in all fifty states. If history is a guide, it will happen. Just as an evolving American economy dictated the need for universal community-funded primary education in the 19th century and similarly supported high school education in the 20th, the 21st century economy demands formal learning beyond high school for both individual opportunity and community prosperity.

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CFCT Hosts Philadelphia Workshop State Leaders

Posted by Campaign for Free College Tuition on December 20, 2023 at 12:38 PM

The Campaign for Free College Tuition hosted its first in-person event in four years on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 in Philadelphia. Over 50 state policymakers, community and academic leaders, student activists and community college students joined us for an engaging workshop: Making Colleges Tuition-Free: A Workshop for State Leaders.

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"Now Let's Make College Free"

Posted by Campaign for Free College Tuition on October 11, 2022 at 10:14 AM

This recent opinion piece in Newsweek by Denisa Gándara, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at UT Austin, sums up CFCT’s position on the recent decision to forgive college debt by President Biden, and its relationship to free college tuition.

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Spring Brings Green Shoots of Promise in New England

Posted by Morley Winograd on June 29, 2022 at 9:59 AM

Earlier this year, Maine Governor Mill’s program to provide high school students impacted by the pandemic with free college tuition passed the legislature, turning the most north-eastern state in the country a nice shade of green.

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Keep It Simple, Make It Free

Posted by Morley Winograd on April 29, 2022 at 10:01 AM

These six words provide a blueprint for what public colleges can do to reverse the dangerous declines in enrollment they have experienced since Covid became part of our world. Both newly released research and the experience of states that have based their programs on those research findings demonstrates the power of tuition free college to attract students who want to increase their chances for future economic success. What’s more, such programs have generated bipartisan support that has helped thirty states adopt some form of free college, filling our Momentum Map with unprecedented levels of green.

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Governor Lujan Grisham to Co-Chair Advisory Council for the Campaign for Free College Tuition

Posted by Campaign for Free College Tuition on June 10, 2021 at 9:22 AM



June 10, 2021

Governor Lujan Grisham to co-chair Advisory Council for the Campaign for Free College Tuition

National coalition seeks to make public colleges tuition-free  

WASHINGTON, D.C. & SANTA FE, NM – The Campaign for Free College Tuition (CFCT) has announced that New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham will co-chair the organization’s advisory council, a group of national leaders that seeks to make tuition-free public college a reality for students in the United States.

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Free College Tuition Generates Bipartisan Support (in Michigan & Beyond)

Posted by Doug Ross on June 07, 2021 at 7:35 AM

According to a recent Monmouth University poll, 71% of Americans want Democrats and Republicans to work together in Congress. But is it really possible in a nation and state whose politics and people are so polarized?

Michigan just announced that 70,000 residents applied for tuition-free community college in less than four months under Michigan Reconnect, a program offering free community college tuition to any resident 25 or older without a college degree. 

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