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Looking for universities with free tuition

Hey everyone! I've heard that some universities offer free tuition programs for certain students. I'm really interested in learning more about these opportunities. Can you recommend any universities that offer such programs?

6 months ago

Hello! There are indeed various universities in the United States that provide free or significantly reduced tuition for certain students. Here are a few well-known institutions:

1. Berea College (Kentucky) - Berea College offers every admitted student a Tuition Promise Scholarship, which covers 100% of tuition costs. Students are still responsible for room, board, and other fees. Berea is a liberal arts college with a focus on work, service, and social justice.

2. Alice Lloyd College (Kentucky) - Alice Lloyd College is a small liberal arts school that guarantees free tuition for students from Central Appalachian counties. Students are required to participate in a work-study program to help offset the cost of their education.

3. Curtis Institute of Music (Pennsylvania) - This highly selective music conservatory awards full-tuition scholarships to all undergraduates and graduate students admitted. You should have a strong music background and interest to apply.

4. Webb Institute (New York) - Webb Institute is a small, specialized school focusing on naval architecture and marine engineering. All admitted students receive full-tuition scholarships, but they are still responsible for room, board, and other fees.

5. The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (New York) - The Cooper Union, known for its strong programs in art, architecture, and engineering, provides merit scholarships to all admitted students that cover at least 50% of tuition. Some students may receive additional need-based aid.

6. United States Service Academies - The five US Service Academies (Military, Naval, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine) provide full scholarships to cover tuition, room, board, and other fees. However, students commit to serve in the US military after graduation.

These institutions have different criteria and requirements, so I recommend checking their websites for additional information. Don't forget that many top colleges also offer need-based financial aid, which can cover all or a majority of costs for students with demonstrated financial need. If you meet certain criteria, you may receive a full ride or significant support through these programs as well. Good luck with your college search!

6 months ago

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