Making All Public Higher Education Free
By Bob Samuels
President, University of California-American Federation of Teachers
Lecturer, University of California at Los Angeles
The notion of making public higher education free is not currently “on the table” for discussion, at least in part, because the actual cost of doing so is so rarely discussed. The goal of this paper is to provide an estimate of just how much it would actually cost to make all public higher education free in the United States.