Q:

I remember when college students had to pay little or no tuition at many state schools. This is definitely not the case today in our state. Do any colleges still exist where tuition is free? -- No Tuition

A:

There are very few tuition-free schools. In this group are the military academies for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine. Of course, students do have to sign up for several years of duty after graduating from these schools.

Both Forbes and U.S. News & World Report magazines have short lists of tuition-free schools in recent articles and on their websites. You need to be aware that tuition free does not really mean 100 percent free. Room and board is not usually included, and students typically have to do some form of work to receive free tuition.

On the lists of schools that are tuition free, you will find such schools as Berea College, College of the Ozarks, Curtis Institute of Music and Webb Institute.