How can a tuition-free university succeed and be effective?

Distance learning is a growing trend in the U.S. and around the world. When applied to a tuition-free model distance learning has enormous potential to make education an equalizer by providing educational opportunities to those otherwise unable to pursue higher education for financial or other reasons. University of the People effectively functions on a limited budget without sacrificing the quality of education. Embracing collaborative learning and utilizing open educational materials, UoPeople makes the best use of expert volunteers from around the world, while operating on limited resources