Autodesk 3DSMax not sure if you can get it for free, maybe for students at a reduced price if you look in to it. There are lots of tutorials free on YouTube, as well as some very good tutorials that can be purchased on-line.
I happen to know that Autodesk has 3-year student licenses that allow full access to their programs, including Maya and 3ds Max. The website Digital Tutors is a wonderful place for high-quality tutorials if you are beginning or if you need more advanced help, for a monthly fee you get access to all of their tutorials and it really is worth it if you have the time to dedicate to it. Hope this helps you as much as it helped me!