62 Percent of Americans Back Free College for All

What's Hot


The Most Sinful City in the U.S. Is … (Hint: It’s Not Vegas)Family

How a Mexican Tariff Will Boost the Cost of 6 Common PurchasesFamily

This Free Software Brings Old Laptops Back to LifeMore

How to Protect Yourself From the ‘Can You Hear Me?’ Phone ScamFamily

Report: Walmart to Begin Selling CarsCars

Is Your TV Tracking You? Here’s How to Tell — and Prevent ItAround The House

Trump Scraps FHA Rate Cut — What Does It Mean for You?Borrow

Where to Sell Your Stuff for Top DollarAround The House

11 Staging Tips to Help You Get Top Dollar When Selling Your HomeAround The House

8 Tuition-Free U.S. CollegesCollege

10 Overlooked Expenses That Ruin Your BudgetFamily

4 Car Insurers That Might Raise Rates Even When the Accident Wasn’t Your FaultCars

How to Invest If Trump Kills the ‘Fiduciary Rule’Grow

20 Simple Hacks to Make Your Stuff Last LongerAround The House

12 Surprising Ways to Wreck Your Credit ScoreBorrow

A new survey also finds that nearly everybody believes college is a wise investment.

As college costs soar, a large majority of Americans have had enough.

A new poll finds 62 percent of respondents say college should be free for all Americans who want to attend. Bankrate.com commissioned the survey, which polled 1,000 U.S. residents.

Free college tuition was overwhelmingly popular among millennials, with 77 percent backing it. About half of Americans 50 and older also support free college tuition.

The poll found that 81 percent of Democrats and 67 percent of independents support free tuition. However, just 33 percent of Republicans feel the same.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has pledged to eliminate tuition at in-state public colleges and universities for families with incomes up to $85,000. That figure would rise to $125,000 by 2021.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has said he plans to announce his college-financing plan soon.

The Bankrate survey also found that 89 percent of people who earned a four-year degree believe it was a wise investment. And among all Americans — including those who did not attend college — 73 percent believe college is worthwhile.

Although Americans apparently feel college has become too expensive, many still think students should pay their debts.

Forty percent say students should be held responsible for such obligations until they are paid off. Still, 35 percent say it should be OK to forgive student debt after 10 years of regular payments,

What’s your take on free college tuition? Sound off by commenting below or on our Facebook page.

Stacy Johnson

It's not the usual blah, blah, blah

I know... every site you visit wants you to subscribe to their newsletter. But our news and advice is actually worth reading! For 25 years, I've been making people richer without making their eyes glaze over. You'll be glad you did. I guarantee it!

💰🗣📰

Read Next: You Probably Pay Too Much for These 10 Things

Check Out Our Hottest Deals!

We're always adding new deals and coupons that'll save you big bucks. See the deals to the right and hundreds more in our Deals section.

Click here to explore 1,848 more deals!