If students, their spouse, and both their parents fall 30% below their State’s median household income and neither parent has a college degree (beyond an Associates) they qualify for free tuition for as long as they meet these criteria and keep a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. However, time limits for the completion of their degree will apply. The spirit of this policy is to provide opportunities to working class people and the underprivileged in general.
Example 1: The 2008 New Jersey median household income was $70,347. An applicant from NJ whose household income is 30% below that amount ($49,243 or less) qualifies for free tuition.
Example 2: The 2008 Alabama median household income was $42,586. An applicant from Alabama whose household income is 30% below that amount ($29,810 or less) qualifies for free tuition.
Source: Based on U.S. Census Bureau data
For all those who do not qualify for free tuition, the cost for full-time study will be $15,000 per year or $625 per credit. These amounts include all fees, etc.