For low income students seeking college, finding scholarships and grants can be a challenge. But there are some colleges that offer free tuition for low income students as well as other financial aid opportunities. We’ve compiled a list of ten institutions that provide assistance to those with limited financial means. Some of these schools have specific requirements for eligibility; others just require that you apply and demonstrate neediness in order to qualify for the scholarship or grant.
Colleges That Offer Free Tuition For Low Income Business
1 Berea College
You may be looking for a school that offers free tuition for low income business students, but you don’t have to be a “Berean” to qualify. Berea College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college located in Berea, Kentucky. It was founded in 1855 on the principle of providing an education to all who can benefit from it regardless of sex or race. To this day Berea has maintained its open admissions policy and does not charge tuition nor set aside funds for financial aid based on need (though there are some merit-based scholarships available).
2 Alice Lloyd College
Alice Lloyd College is a private, four-year liberal arts college located in Pippa Passes, Kentucky. Founded in 1923 as Alice Lloyd Hall by the Presbyterian Church, Alice Lloyd College is named after Alice Lloyd and her husband John G. M. Williamson who founded the institution to provide education for women that were unable to attend other institutions due to financial hardship or other reasons.
Alice Lloyd College offers associate degrees and bachelor’s degrees within its five schools: Arts & Sciences; Business Administration & Economics; Education & Human Performance; Health Professions & Nursing; Social Sciences & Criminal Justice
3 Baruch College
Baruch College is a public college in New York City. It is one of three colleges of the City University of New York and is the only public college in the city that is part of the SUNY system.
Baruch College was founded as an evening college for working adults in 1916 by Bernard M. Baruch, who served as its first president until 1923.
At first located downtown on Barclay Street, it moved to its current campus outside Manhattan’s Gramercy Park neighborhood during World War I (1917). The college was made up of two departments: the School of Business Administration and Public Service, which included courses such as accounting, business law and typing; and Liberal Arts, which included general education classes like English composition and history. In 1931 it became part of CUNY when Mayor Jimmy Walker appointed his secretary Elihu Root Jr., who had been headmaster at Riverdale Country Day School from 1925 to 1929; he went on to serve as president until his death in 1942 while vacationing in Cuba. The school dropped its evening program after 1950 but still offers some weekend courses; its name changed back again later that year when several other schools were merged with Baruch: Teachers College
4 Cooper Union
- Cooper Union is a private college located in New York City.
- It offers free tuition to all students, regardless of income level.
- The only requirement is that you be admitted to the school in the first place; there are no financial aid requirements or other hoops to jump through. There are also no loans or grants available for students who want further funding from the school after being accepted into one of its programs or schools.
5 Curtis Institute of Music
Curtis Institute of Music is a music conservatory in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Curtis Institute of Music is a private music conservatory located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded in 1884. It offers undergraduate degrees in performance and composition, as well as programs for a Master’s Degree and Doctorate. The school also has an Artist Diploma program for professional-level musicians who have demonstrated achievement comparable to the School’s Bachelor of Arts degree requirements (piano performance or violin).
The school prides itself on its ability to accept students from diverse backgrounds regardless of financial status.
6 Webb Institute
What makes Webb Institute unique is that it offers tuition-free education to all students who graduate in four years. The school was founded in 1848 and has a reputation for being one of the most rigorous programs available; it’s not uncommon for students to leave after one semester, discouraged by the difficulty of the curriculum and lack of support from professors.
Although there are no official requirements for admission, Webb does require an application essay as well as letters of recommendation from faculty or staff members who know you well enough to speak about your work ethic, character and leadership potential. You must also submit standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) and high school transcripts before you can be considered for admission.
The majority of students receive financial aid from outside sources: scholarships offered by private donors or organizations such as National Merit Scholarship Corporation; local businesses; foundations like Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; state governments through programs like New York’s Excelsior Scholarship Program which covers tuition costs up to $1400 per year at private colleges within New York State including Webb Institute
7 Deep Springs College
Deep Springs College is a two-year liberal arts college located in California. It’s small (of about 100 students), private, coeducational and has a total enrollment of about 100 students. Founded in 1917 by L.L. Nunn as part of his plan to establish a self-sustaining ranch colony for boys called Deep Springs Valley Reclamation Project, this unique institution was created with the goal of producing “a generation of leaders” who would be able to solve problems facing society at large. Students are separated into two groups; one group works on the farm while the other studies at nearby Swarthmore College during their sophomore year before returning home for their final year of study at Deep Springs College where they take classes taught by professors from both schools—Swarthmore and Deep Springs itself!
8 Everest College
Everest College is a for-profit institution that offers career-focused programs. The school focuses on providing students with the skills they need to succeed in their chosen field of study. Everest College offers online and on-campus programs, as well as degrees in business, technology, health care and criminal justice.
9 Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering was founded in 1997 and is a private engineering college that offers an undergraduate program for students who want to become engineers. The school is located in Needham, Massachusetts and offers four year degree programs ranging from Bachelor’s Degrees to PhDs.
Olin College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and has been given accreditation since 2002.
10 United States Air Force Academy (for cadets)
The Air Force Academy is a military school at which cadets receive a free education in exchange for serving in the military after graduation. Cadets must live on campus and attend classes, but they are not required to pay tuition or fees other than room and board.
All cadets are required to follow strict rules while they are at the academy, including obeying orders from their superiors without question and living by a strict honor code that requires them not only to refrain from lying, stealing and cheating but also to always tell the truth even if it means admitting guilt or asking forgiveness of someone who has been wronged by them.
11 United States Military Academy (at West Point, for cadets)
The United States Military Academy is a four-year federal service academy that offers free tuition for low income students. Cadets are students in the army and must follow strict rules, but they also receive training as officers upon graduation.
Students at West Point are called “cadets” and wear uniforms similar to those worn by officers in the military.
12 Here is a list of colleges offering low income students free tuition.
Here is a list of colleges offering low income students free tuition.
- Amherst College
- Babson College
- Bard College at Simon’s Rock (MA)
- Barnard College (NYC, NY)
- Bates College (ME)
- Boston University
- Bowdoin College (ME)
- Brandeis University
The list goes on!
Here’s a quick summary of the schools we’ve discussed in this article:
Alice Lloyd College
Curtis Institute of Music
Deep Springs College Everest College Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering United States Air Force Academy (for cadets) United States Military Academy (at West Point, for cadets)