Debt Free Tuition

Debt free zone

Debt free zone

Climbing tuition + stagnant income = High debt + lost opportunity. Systemic underfunding of public higher education is closing the doors on educational opportunity for an increasing number of middle class and low income students. While tuition increases and “sticker shock” create significant financial and psychological barriers to high school graduates contemplating higher education, median household income growth has slowed to a crawl. For example, at the University of Washington, tuition costs have increased by 215% between 1989 and 2010 (all calculations in constant dollars). Today total cost for in-state students in tuition and mandatory fees is more than $10,500/year. Tuition costs at community colleges have followed a similar trend, jumping from a little over $1,400 in 1989 to over $3,500 now.

The spread between the haves and have nots is increasing. There are some colleges with programs to help with Debt Free Tuition, listed here.

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