I’m not sure if your familiar with College of the Ozarks in Branson Missouri. One of its mottos is “Graduate Without Debt”. Basically it’s free because:
- Students work many jobs on campus. Those jobs can be degree related like accounting but also including areas like custodial, laundry, cleaning stables, and yard work. This cuts back on payroll and expenses.
- Students must demonstrate financial need so they get government grants.
- The college has several money making businesses.
- They push hard for alumni support.
Here is one article giving yes and no’s.
So what do you all think? Could this be a model for more colleges nationwide and an answer to helping students afford college? Already some colleges have work-study programs so maybe this isnt so far off?