Mr. Maher, a frequent critic of political correctness, added that it was obvious Ms. Lebowitz was not speaking literally.
"If you have a bachelor's degree, you on average earn 65% more than someone who doesn't have one," Mr. Maher said. "If you have a master's degree, 100% more over the course of your lifetime. So nothing is free like a free lunch. Nope. Neither is college. Somebody will be paying for this free college, and it will be taxpayers."