With college costs reaching insurmountable levels, tuition-free colleges are more important than ever. But even they are not immune to volatile economic climes. Perhaps the most famous free college, Cooper Union, announced recently that it might consider charging tuition to bridge its $16.5 million budget deficit.
Below, read about Cooper and nine other tuition-free schools of many different stripes -- work colleges, service academies and burgeoning online institutions.
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