"Tuition-Free" College? It's Not Free.

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AFT has examined a recent proposal called "Pay It Forward" in which students attend college without paying tuition up front but instead will pay 3% of the salary they earn in the future once they graduate to cover the costs for others to attend college. It's not as simple as it seems.

Fact and Fancy in Oregon

The State of Oregon made a big splash in the higher ed world last week. Like a game of Telephone, though, the substance of what actually occurred was reported as more and more fantastic until this post that went viral on social media proclaimed that the “Oregon Legislature Unanimously Passes Tuition Free Higher Education”. Well… no. [read full article] [download AFT white paper on Pay It Forward (pdf)]