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Go to College for $0 – 13 Free Tuition Options

Go to College for $0 – 13 Free Tuition Options

By Kathryn Knight

December 10, 2010

College of the Ozarks—Hollister, MO

The College of the Ozarks actually began as The School of Ozarks, founded by missionary, Reverend James Forsythe. He came to the Ozarks and saw a great need for an educational institution in the area and thus, established the School of the Ozarks. Over the years, the school evolved from a high school to a junior college to the four-year school it is today.

Rather than requiring students to pay for tuition, The College of the Ozarks asks students to work for it. Students at the school are required to work at least 15 hours a week, along with two 40-hour weeks when classes aren’t in session, contributing to the sustainability and functionality of campus operations.

Some quick facts about The College of the Ozarks…

  • About 3,000 students apply each year
  • Approximately 300 – 350 students are admitted each year

Costs students have to cover per year:

  • Student fees: $420
  • Room and board: $5,300
  • Books and equipment: $800

*Tuition costs $16,900 a year – but all students receive scholarships and grants, regardless of need.


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