College affordability is on the minds of students and parents as they research higher education options. Those seeking a quality education without being burdened with large loans, are focused on scholarships, merit aid and financial assistance to help cover tuition, room & board, travel and other expenses. State universities are particularly attractive to local residents, as the cost of tuition for in-state students is frequently $20,000 per year less than for their out-of-state classmates. For excellent value, here are eight schools that offer tuition-free education.
Check out these tuition-free colleges, featured in a The Wall Street Journal and Mental Floss article:
- College of the Ozarks (Point Lookout, Missouri)
- UC Irvine School of Law (Class of 2012) (Irvine, California)
- Deep Springs College (California)
- Berea College (Berea, Kentucky)
- Olin College of Engineering (Needham, Massachusetts)
- Cooper Union (New York City)
- Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
- Alice Lloyd College (Pippa Passes, Kentucky)
Lynn Radlauer Lubell, Publisher of InLikeMe.com and Founder of Admission By Design, an Educational Consultancy based in Boca Raton, Florida.