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Looking for a free college education in the United States is completely pointless. You for sure will not find a single college that provides education for free. As a matter of fact, in 2018 the total amount of student loan in the United States is more than $1.4 trillion. Besides, most of the post-grads are paying off their student loans for years after the graduation.
Still, everything is not as bad as it may seem. Despite the fact that you can forget about free college education, you can still hope to get a tuition-free degree. So even though it seems too good to be true, many colleges and universities, including the most prestigious ones, offer free tuition and other financial help as well. The Typical Student team listed 8 US colleges that offer FREE tuition to help you find the best options.
#1 New York University
New York University is considered to be one of the best medical schools in the United States. Recently NYU announced that they are going to provide tuition coverage for their current and future medical students. The coverage amount at the New York University for the 2018-2019 academic year will be up to $55,018 for each student. In this way NYU has become the first prestigious American university that offers complete tuition coverage for medical students. Besides, getting a tuition coverage does not depend on a student’s ability to pay, but on their academic results.
#2 Duke University
Duke University is considered to be one of the most prestigious colleges in the United States. According to the QS World University Rankings, it is #21 in the world. A year at Duke will cost you $69,169, but the university offers free tuition for plenty of students.
#3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
MIT is known for its emphasis on technological, engineering, and scientific research and education. The school ranks #1 in the world according to QS World University Rankings 2018. MIT offers free tuition for the students from families with annual incomes under $90,000. Moreover, 72% of MIT’s post-grads are debt-free.
#4 Stanford University
Stanford University is one of the best colleges in the United States. Tuition at Stanford can cost up to $47,940 per year, but the university provides free tuition and financial help for those students who come from the families with the annual income below $60,000.
#5 Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University is among the best public universities in the U.S. Besides, the school accepts 67% of the applicants. Texas A&M provides free tuition, grants, and scholarships for students from families with an annual income less than $60,000.
#6 University of North Carolina
According to the list of Top Public Schools, the University of North Carolina is #5 among the U.S. colleges. The school provides both in-state and out-of-state tuition up to $33,916.
#7 Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University is #14 on the U.S.News and Report’s list of the Best National Universities. Besides, the university offers free tuition to its students, in this way 68% of Vanderbilt students get financial help.
#8 Ivy League schools
No, we are not kidding! Indeed, Ivy League universities are the best and most expensive colleges in the US. However, all the Ivy League schools such as Brown, Harvard, Columbia or Cornell provide financial assistance and free tuition for their talented students from families with low incomes. Besides, Ivy League colleges follow a “no-loans” policy that means that they offer grants instead of loans.
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