OpenIDEO is an open innovation platform. Join our global community to solve big challenges for social good. Sign Up / Login or Learn more

Tuition Heroes: Part of the Solution to the Problem of Rising Tuition Rates in America

Similar to the Energy Star Badge for efficient appliances, Tuition Heroes rewards higher education institutions for their tuition control.

Photo of John Matthews
6 3

Written by

Tuition Heroes works with almost 4,000 higher education institutions across America. In 2015, we designated almost 1,500 Tuition Heroes.

We're currently piloting 18 Tuition Heroes Funds. We're hoping to raise at least $5,000 for each institution. Fund scan be used for need-based or merit-based scholarships. They can also be used for campus-based, capital projects that improve the students' experience and reduce the need to pass along expenses through tuition increases.

Awareness among higher education leaders and the general public is our biggest challenge. We are pumping out interesting content through our blog and leveraging it through our social media channels. We'd like to spend some money on social media advertising, but we need to shore up some needed funding.    

Find this story inspiring? Add your own!


Join the conversation:

Photo of Prasad Kudalagoda

Photo of ahmedshahat null

Babel account & manag contracting companies
The program includes 12 specialized systems in contracting field and providing explanation library of 145 videos with total of 6 hours of explanation
and providing more than 200 questions in the field of contracting and group of essays which serve contracting companies

Photo of Hayden

People could go straight into the workforce straight out of high school, without needing any type of higher education. Instead of going hundreds of thousands of dollars into debt, they were instantly making money and building their lives. In the few decades since, however, the standards have changed. In today’s world, in most cases, to obtain that same decent, full-time job, one must have earned at least an associate’s degree. To do so, costs money; a lot of money. People used to be able to attend four years of college for the price that we now pay for one year. A majority of people spend at least 40 years, if not longer trying to pay back their school loans. People shouldn't be paying their entire lives for schooling that almost all jobs now require.
Tuition Heroes recognizes this growing issue, and is trying to help put a stop to the “growing” aspect. They are rewarding higher education institutions for keeping their tuitions rates essentially constant, both with a “badge” and with funds for need-based and merit-based scholarships. The badge is something of a gold star that the institutions can show off and use as a selling point to try to get potential students to choose their school. Colleges and universities are always looking for more, new ways to impress students, and this badge gives them another new way. It seems to be beneficial for the both the school, but as well as for the students. Because of Tuition Heroes, they know they can count on a fixed tuition rate at their chosen school, without getting a slap in the face the next school year when another $4,000 is tacked onto the rate they thought they would be paying.
The most impressive part about Tuition Heroes is that the fundraising they do goes to providing scholarships to students, instead of just providing the badges to schools. So not only do they work with schools to keep tuition at steady rates, but they also provide the schools with more money to help aid students trying to achieve their degree in higher education.
Parents and students are always stressing about how they are going to be paying for school, as it seems to keep getting more expensive each year. Tuition Heroes is actually making a difference; working to keep the cost of college constant, and to also help families pay for the schooling.

Photo of Mohamed Ali شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالمدينة المنورة شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالدمام شركة كشف تسربات المياه بمكة شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالرياض شركة كشف تسربات المياه بجدة شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالطائف شركة كشف تسربات المياه بينبع شركة كشف تسربات المياه بريدة شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالقصيم شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالخرج شركة كشف تسربات المياه بخميس مشيط شركة كشف تسربات المياه بابها شركة كشف تسربات المياه بتبوك شركة كشف تسربات المياه بنجران شركة كشف تسربات المياه بحائل

Photo of Mohamed Ali شركة نقل عفش واثاث شركات نقل العفش
اهم شركات كشف تسربات المياه بالدمام كذلك معرض اهم شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام والخبر والجبيل والخبر والاحساء والقطيف كذكل شركة تنظيف خزانات بجدة وتنظيف بجدة ومكافحة الحشرات بالخبر وكشف تسربات المياه بالجبيل والقطيف والخبر والدمام شركة تنظيف خزانات بجدة شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالدمام شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام

اهم شركات نقل العفش والاثاث بالدمام والخبر والجبيل اولقطيف والاحساء والرياض وجدة ومكة المدينة المنورة والخرج والطائف وخميس مشيط وبجدة افضل شركة نقل عفش بجدة نعرضها مجموعة الفا لنقل العفش بمكة والخرج والقصيم والطائف وتبوك وخميس مشيط ونجران وجيزان وبريدة والمدينة المنورة وينبع افضل شركات نقل الاثاث بالجبيل والطائف وخميس مشيط وبريدة وعنيزو وابها ونجران المدينة وينبع تبوك والقصيم الخرج حفر الباطن والظهران شركة نقل اثاث بالرياض شركة نقل عفش بجدة شركة نقل عفش بالدمام شركة نقل عفش بالمدينة المنورة شركة نقل عفش بالطائف شركة نقل عفش بمكة شركة نقل عفش بينبع شركة نقل عفش ببريدة شركة نقل عفش بالخرج شركة نقل عفش بالقصيم شركة نقل عفش بخميس مشيط شركة نقل عفش بتبوك شركة نقل عفش بابها شركة نقل عفش بنجران شركة نقل عفش بحائل شركة نقل عفش بالظهران

Photo of Mohamed Ali شركة نقل عفش شركة نقل عفش بالدمام شركة نقل عفش بالمدينة المنورة شركة نقل عفش بالمدينة المنورة شركة نقل عفش بمكة شركة نقل عفش بالرياض شركة نقل عفش بجدة شركة نقل عفش بالطائف شركة نقل عفش بينبع ارخص شركة نقل عفش بالمدينة المنورة شركة نقل عفش بالقصيم شركة نقل عفش بابها شركة نقل عفش بخميس مشيط شركة نقل عفش بتبوك