We grant the Tuition Hero™ designation to institutions that meet at least one of two criteria:

  1. Their tuition has a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.5% or less over four years.
  2. They have a fixed rate tuition policy option.

You can find out if an institution has been designated a Tuition Hero by doing a search, and learn more about how Tuition Hero designations are determined by reviewing our methods.

How to Get the Badge

Anyone can get a Tuition Hero badge for an institution.

Just download the badge(s) for the year(s) the institution was designated a Tuition Hero. Place the badges(s) on your website and social media communities and link back to the institution’s page on Tuition Heroes.


Each Tuition Hero badge will be displayed on the institution’s page on Tuition Heroes. The last badge earned will be featured and displayed on the search results page.

We designate new Tuition Heroes every July and issue new badges for each 4-year period. If you still have questions, please visit our frequently asked questions page or contact us.