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.
Other accredited colleges with free tuition include:
- Alice Lloyd College (KY)
- Barclay College (KS)
- Berea College (KY)
- College of the Ozarks (MO)
- Curtis Institute of Music (PA)
- Deep Springs College (CA)
- St. Louis Christian College (MO) [on-campus students only]
- Webb Institute (NY)
- William E. Macaulay Honors College at CUNY (NY)
- Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades (PA)
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:
- iTunesU (Stanford University)
- Open Courseware Consortium
- Open Educational Resources (OER) Commons
- Open Learning Initiative (Carnegie Mellon University)
- Open Yale Courses (Yale University)
- OpenCourseWare (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
- OpenCourseWare (Tufts University)
- OpenCourseWare (University of Notre Dame)
- School of Public Health (Johns Hopkins University)
- YouTube EDU (University of California at Berkeley)
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.