No student pays tuition at Berea. The estimated savings is over $176,000 for four years of education. The top private liberal arts college accepts first time college students, students transferring from another institution, and international students. Berea was founded in 1855 and is located in Berea, Kentucky.
In addition to offering a tuition free education. The college also offers:
- Work: It is one of nine federally recognized Work Colleges. Students work 10 hours or more per week to earn money for books, housing and meals. Students will gain work experience and skills to list on their resume; preparing students for the real world once they graduate from college. A real life problem that many college graduates face upon entering the job market; lacking work experience and work ethics.
- Funded internships and study abroad: Visit here: https://www.berea.edu/news/berea-students-explore-career-opportunities for examples of programs offered.
- 30+ areas of study: Berea College offers majors in over 30 fields of study in a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and/or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees. An Independent Major option is available to students who wishes to pursue a customized field of study that isn’t an established major program.
- EcoVillage Family Housing: Housing is available to single parents and married couples with or without children. Ecovillage has 50 townhouses ranging in rent for one to three bedrooms. Utilities and cable is not included in the rent. The living, dining, and kitchen area is downstairs and bedrooms and bath and study area are upstairs. For more information: https://www.berea.edu/non-trad/ecovillage/
Besides being a top college in the nation, Berea was awarded the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED Award), for being recognized as a U.S. college that demonstrates an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion across their campus.
Washington Monthly named Berea the No. 1 liberal arts college in the nation for three years.
Berea was listed on Kiplinger’s Personal Finance for having the lowest average student debt at graduation.
The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education named Berea a “best value institution.”
Princeton Review recognized the College for being in the top seven percent of the nation’s four-year colleges in Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck, and the Top Green Colleges for their efforts in sustainability.
Families and students could apply for outside scholarships to help cover meals, housing, and fees to graduate debt-free. Kollege Kampus will be offering a scholarship course to teach students how to maximize their chances of winning. Sign up today to be notified when the course is available.
If you are interested visit: https://www.berea.edu/admissions/no-tuition-promise/
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