Go to College for $0 – 13 Free Tuition Options
By Kathryn Knight
In a time when the country was warring over slavery, an anti-slavery school was founded in the South. The Reverend John G. Fee began what he hoped would be an educational institution for students, both black and white. Enrollment in 1886-87 consisted of 96 black students and 91 white students.
Berea College has continued the tradition of providing an education to anyone and everyone with its $0 tuition plan, especially reaching out to the Appalachian region in recent years. Much like the College of the Ozarks, students have to work for their education.
Some quick facts about Berea College…
- 1,496 undergraduates attend – 23% of which are minorities
- 60% of the incoming class come from families where neither parent has a college degree
- Students come from 44 different states and 58 countries, besides the U.S.
Costs students have to cover per year:
- Student fees: $876
- Room and board: $5,768
- Books and equipment: $2,552
*Full cost of tuition per student is $25,000 but that amount is offset by scholarships, grants and the college’s endowment.
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