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Colleges With Free Tuition

Several colleges offer free tuition to all students. However, free tuition does not mean that the college is entirely free, as most of the free tuition colleges charge for room and board and incidental living expenses. Students at these colleges may still need to borrow and may be required to work during the academic year and summer vacation.

The U.S. military academies all offer free tuition. These include the U.S. Military Academy (West Point, NY), U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD) and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point, NY).

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Other accredited colleges with free tuition include:

The University of the People is an online college that offers free tuition.

Some colleges have made their courses available online for free, but the online courses are not available for credit without a fee. Sources of free online courses include:

About two dozen countries provide free or nearly-free tuition at public colleges, with a dozen providing free tuition to European Union (EU) citizens and ten providing free tuition to all international students. 

Several public policy advocates have proposed free two-year and four-year public college education in the U.S. 

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