If the thought of paying astronomical prices for a college education has you a little worried about your financial situation, you’re not alone. But, instead of going into debt, perhaps you should consider one of the nation’s work colleges. What exactly is a work college, anyway? It's a school that provides a work program in addition to an academic program, often integrating the two, giving either free tuition or a tuition credit to students who participate in the work program. Some schools require that the students participate in the work program, while others give students the option.We’ve detailed the nation’s top work colleges below, with information compiled from Workcolleges.org:The liberal arts college integrates a Student Work Program in with its curriculum as a learning experience, to teach responsible leadership, self-discipline and self-reliance. It also makes free tuition possible for enrolled students. The program requires the full-time students to work a minimum of ten hours weekly, equating to a total of 160 hours per semester, though some students pay qualify to work 240 hours per semester depending on financial need. The college offers 15 majors and 9 minors and has been ranked as a “Top Tier College” for its academic quality by U.S. News and World Report.Learn more about Alice Lloyd College.
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