The high cost of a college education keeps some students from even thinking about going to college. Some schools in the United States want to help those students by offering them free or reduced tuition.
Schools offering free or reduced tuition include community colleges with two-year study programs and a number of four-year colleges. Some require students to pay for room and board — or for housing and food. They also may have to pay for books and other school supplies.
The “free tuition” colleges include the U.S. military academies, which require military service for some years after graduation. Others are called “work colleges” because students must work part-time on campus to pay for some of their costs.