The cost of education keeps rising at an astronomical rate, and parents are finding it harder and harder to send their kids off to college. Many look toward grants, scholarships, and student loans. However, did you know there are free colleges in the United States? You heard that right….FREE! Of course, other things such as room and board or books may not be free, and there may be a catch or two, but these colleges are definitely worth looking at.
Cooper Union. Based in New York, this university offers programs in Art, Architecture, and Engineering.
Berea College. A tradition liberal arts school, Berea requires all students to work on campus as compensation for free tuition.
College of the Ozarks. A liberal arts school in Missouri that requires work study from all students.
University of the people. This is an online university which offers majors in Computer Science and Business Administration.
Alice Loyds College. Located in Kentucky, Alice Loyds is a liberal arts school with a required work study program.
Barclay College. Located in Kansas, Barclay College was founded by Quaker settlers in 1917 and offers full scholarships to all full time students.
United States Service Academies. These include:
- United States Military Academy, West Point (Army)
- United States Naval Academy, Annapolis (Navy/USMC)
- United States Air Force Academy (Air Force)
- United States Coast Guard Academy (Coast Guard)
- United States Merchant Marine Academy (Merchant Marine)
The United States Government operates five service academies that train young men and women for the armed services. These charge nothing for tuition, room or board. In fact, you get paid to attend most of them. However, a condition of attending them is that you accept a commission in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, or U.S. Naval Reserves, and serve for eight years after you graduate. It isn’t something to be undertaken lightly, but it’s a tremendous opportunity.
I hope you have enjoyed this article. Please feel free to leave comments below. Watch for an upcoming article on more ways to go to college for free!
UPDATE: I recently found an article that lists even more colleges that have no tuition. Just click the below link. Enjoy!