Free college? Actually, some states are already offering it to students.
We’ve heard a lot from some of the Democratic presidential candidates about plans to provide free tuition at public colleges — and to some people, the notion seems pie-in-the-sky. Yet it is actually happening in a number of states that offer free tuition to students who come from poor and middle-class families.
Nearly 20 states have some kind of program that covers the cost of tuition at two-year and/or four-year public colleges after a student exhausts grants, financial aid and any other financial resources. There are eligibility requirements in each program that vary from state to state.