THE TWIN CRISES OF HIGHER EDUCATION

College costs too much, and debt is crushing the next generation.

$62,792

cost of four years of in-state tuition at UIUC

$47.2B

total student loan debt for the state of Illinois

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The state budget crisis is causing families to lose faith in Illinois universities.

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THE SOLUTION

We need to make public universities and community colleges tuition-free for all Illinois residents, regardless of income or immigration status.

HOW TO PAY FOR IT

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Option 1:

Fair Income Tax

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Option 2:

Transactions Tax

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Option 3:

Millionaire’s Surcharge

Tuition Free Illinois Launch Event Photo Gallery

Will Guzzardi speaking at the Tuition Free Illinois Launch event

Friday, October 7, 2016 we kicked off #TuitionFreeIL, a campaign to make public two and four year universities free for all students in Illinois. It was an incredibly powerful evening with over 200 people in attendance. Thank you to our partner organizations Chicago Student Action, The People’s Lobby, Young Chicago Authors, Chicago Votes, and College Democrats of Illinois for all of your hard work. Onward!

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