Tuition Free Community Colleges; College Programs;
College Promise Programs & Scholarships
While we make every effort to keep this directory of tuition free states and programs up to date with the latest information, we rely on site visitors like yourself, to help us with information on any and all new tuition-free colleges or other free tuition programs not yet included in this directory. Thank you.
News: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/03/17/new-arkansas-promise-grant-looks-boost-work-force-restrictions Arkansas becomes latest state to create a free community college plan
News: http://governor.arkansas.gov/press-releases/detail/gov.-hutchinson-introduces-new-arfuture-grant New ArFuture Grant Pays Full Cost of Tuition for Community and Technical College
Program Information: http://www.arkansas.gov/education/scholarship-and-financial-aid-information
News: http://www.wbrc.com/story/35462208/free-college-tuition-available-to-west-alabama-high-school-students-this-summer "Free college tuition available to West Alabama high school students this SUMMER. Tuscaloosa City Schools says rising juniors or seniors in their district can take up to six tuition-free credit hours this summer at Shelton. Students must have at least a 2.5 grade point average to qualify. The offer applies to courses in certain career-technical fields"
Program Information: https://www.tuscaloosacityschools.com/sheltonstate
News: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/03/14/sharp-growth-californias-free-community-college-programs Of the nation's more than 190 tuition-free community college programs, more than 50 exist in California.
– San Francisco: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/san-francisco-becomes-first-city-offer-free-community-college-tuition-residents/ San Francisco becomes first city to offer free community college tuition to all residents. Program Information: https://www.ccsf.edu/en/student-services/admissions-and-registration/registration/tuition-and-fees.html
Program Information: https://www.kheaa.com/website/kheaa/work_ready?main=1
Approved Programs by College: https://www.kheaa.com/pdf/wrks_approved_programs.pdf
News: http://www.upjohn.org/research/education/kalamazoo-promise-place-based-scholarships “The Upjohn Institute plays a leading role in research and evaluation activities surrounding the Kalamazoo Promise and the national movement to create place-based scholarship programs”
USA Map of College Promise Programs: https://upjohn.maps.arcgis.com/apps/OnePane/basicviewer/index.html?appid=a894537bd8444a4e902431b9269eaa79
List of College Promise Scholarship Programs by The Upjohn Institute: http://www.upjohn.org/sites/default/files/promise/Lumina/Promisescholarshipprograms.pdf
News: http://www.twincities.com/2016/06/06/30-minnesota-colleges-free-tuition-for-new-high-school-graduates/ 30 Minnesota colleges offer free tuition for new high school grads
Program Information: https://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=2163
News: http://money.cnn.com/2017/04/08/pf/college/new-york-free-tuition/index.html?iid=EL New York just became the first state in the nation to make tuition free for middle class students at both two- and four-year public colleges”
Program Information: https://www.ny.gov/programs/tuition-free-degree-program-excelsior-scholarship
Program Information: https://oregonstudentaid.gov/oregon-promise.aspx
Rhode Island (Proposal)
News: https://pbn.com/raimondo-considers-altering-free-tuition-proposal/ “Governor Raimondo said she would consider a number of options to soften the financial impact of the tuition plan, including a phased-in approach over several years, or introduction of means testing, which would tie the benefit to family income”
Community/Business Support: http://www.independentri.com/independents/ind/south_kingstown/article_e18c7165-4245-562a-bb73-35b4891ee82c.html Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has voted to endorse the Governor’s Rhode Island Promise Scholarship proposal.
About the Program: https://www.builddakotascholarships.com/about
Program Information: https://www.builddakotascholarships.com/apply
News: http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/11/pf/college/tennessee-free-community-college/ Tennessee is about to become the first state in the nation to make community college free for all adults
Program Information – Seniors: http://tnpromise.gov/about.shtml
Program Information - Adults: https://www.tnreconnect.gov/