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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

These Colleges Offer Free (Yes, Free) Tuition For Low-Income Students

Low income students

Yearly increases in college tuition often makes it impossible for students from low-income families to pursue their dreams of getting a college education. But some colleges are making an exception. They are offering free tuition for low-income students.

Here are some colleges that offer this program:
  • Berea College: This private liberal arts college in Berea, Kentucky, ranked among the Best Colleges in National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News & World Report, does not charge tuition and awards a four-year tuition scholarship to every admitted student who is willing to work at least 10 hours per week in a campus-approved job.
  • Curtis Institute of Music: Known as one of the leading conservatories in the world, this institution provides merit-based full-tuition scholarships for all its students. The financial assistance is based entirely on need. Curtis Institute is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Deep Springs College: Located in Deep Springs, California, this private, two-year alternative college has a small student body of only 26 or lower. Each student receives a full-scholarship of over $50,000 per year if they are willing to work 20 hours per week on the farm, or in college or community jobs.
  • Web Institute: If a student is pursuing a degree in engineering, Web Institute is a tuition free school. Every student receives a four-year, full-tuition scholarship. Money for room and board, books and software can be earned by participating in an internship. The college is located in Glen Cove, New York, and offers an undergraduate degree option in naval architecture and marine engineering and is the only school in the nation devoted to ship-design engineering and systems engineering.
  • Cornell University: Located in Ithaca, New York, this private Ivy League university offers free tuition for low-income students whose parents income is less than $60,000 with assets less than $100,000. There is no minimum or maximum amount of the grant awarded; it is awarded on a case-by-case basis according to need.
  • Duke University: Located in Durham, North Carolina, this prestigious institution offers free tuition to children whose parents income is under $60,000 a year.

Other schools with similar programs include Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Princeton University, Stanford University, Texas A&M, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Vanderbilt, and Yale, and others.

Read more at www.affordableschools.net/20-tuition-free-colleges/
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