Gigantic List of Tuition Free or Debt Free Colleges and Universities


Dr. Mae C. Jemison
Are there really that many Colleges and Universities with free tuition or loan free financial aid packages? Yes,
Virginia.  There are.

Believe it or not, most colleges and universities really do
care about your future. They want you to succeed. They want you to have a bright future. (so do I!)

This page will help you find your ticket to ride. Graduate debt free.

The colleges and universities listed below have either free tuition policies, or they offer students a financial aid package that does not include student loans as part of the deal.

These schools have committed to helping their students graduate without a student loan debt burden.

Colleges and Universities Committed to Debt Free Grads:



Access UVa University of Virginia
Loan Free financial aid packages for low income students
25% of cost loan cap for all other students
commitment to meet 100 percent of demonstrated need for all students.

Adrian College
Adrian, Michigan
AdrianPlus, a new loan repayment assistance initiative, offers to pay all or part of its student’s loans if they are unable to secure a well paying job post graduation.

Alice Lloyd College
Pippa Passes, KY
Full-time students from within this territory will have their cost of education met by a combination of grants, scholarships and participation in the Student Work Program.

Amherst College
Loan Free financial aid packages

Appalachian State University
Loan Free financial aid packages

Arizona State University
University of Arizona
Northern Arizona University
Free Merit Based Tuition for top students.

Arkansas State Schools
Free Merit Based Tuition

Barclay College
Haviland KS
Full Tuition Scholarship

Barnard College
New York NY
Loan Free financial aid packages

Bates College
Lewiston Maine
Loan Free financial aid packages

Berea College
Berea KY
Required Work Study Program

Boston College
Chestnut Hill Massachusetts
Loan Free financial aid packages

Boston University
Loan Free financial aid packages

Bowdoin College
Loan Free financial aid packages

Brown University
Caps total loans, replacing them with grants.

Bryan College
Tennessee
William Jennings Bryan Opportunity Program

Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Loan Free financial aid packages

California Institute of Technology
Loan Free financial aid packages

Carleton College
Debt reduction scholarships to low income families

Chapman University
Orange CA
Loan Free financial aid packages

City University of New York's Teacher Academy
New York
Type: Math and Science Teaching
Acceptance Rate: 30%
Post Graduate Work Required

Claremont Mckenna College
Loan Free financial aid packages
http://www.cmc.edu/news/pressreleases/article.asp?article_id=965

Colby College
Maine
Loan Free financial aid package for Maine residents.
http://www.colby.edu/news_events/press_release/grantsformaine.cfm

Colgate University
Hamilton New York
Loan Free financial aid packages

College of Holy Cross
Worcester MA
Free tuition for low income students.

College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout MO
Type: Liberal Arts
Acceptance Rate: 12%
Required Work Study Program

College of William and Mary
Virginia
Loan free financial aid package for low income Virginia residents.

Colorado State University-Pueblo
Free tuition and fees for low income Colorado residents.

Columbia University
Loan Free financial aid packages
http://www.studentaffairs.columbia.edu/finaid/enhancements/

Connecticut College
New London CT
Loan free financial aid package for low income students.

Cornell University
Ithaca New York
Loan free financial aid packages
http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/Jan08/finAid.html

Cooper Union
New York
Type: Engineering, Art, Architecture

Curtis Institute of Music
Philadelphia
Type: Music
Acceptance Rate: 7%

Dartmouth College
Hanover NH
Loan Free Financial Aid packages

Davidson College
Davidson New Hampshire
Loan Free financial aid packages

Deep Springs College
Deep Springs CA
Type: Liberal Arts
Acceptance Rate: 7%
Work Study Program Required

Duke University
Durham North Carolina
Loan Free Financial Aid Package
http://dukefinancialaid.duke.edu/newsupport

Emory University
Atlanta Georgia
Loan Free financial aid package
work study program
http://www.emory.edu/FINANCIAL_AID/emory_advantage/

Fairfield University
Free tuition for low income students
http://www.fairfield.edu/fa_bptprogram.html

Florida State Schools
Free Merit Based Tuition

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Needham MA
Half Tuition free.

Georgia Institute of Technology
Loan Free financial aid package
Work Study Program
http://www.promise.gatech.edu/

Georgia State Schools
Free Merit Based Tuition

Georgetown University
Washington DC
Loan Free financial aid packages

Gettysburg College
Gettysburg Pennsylvania
Loan Free financial aid packages

Grinnell College
Caps loans at $2000 per year

Hamilton College
Clinton New York
Loan Free financial aid packages

Harvard University
Cambridge MA
Loan Free financial aid packages

Harvey Mudd College
Claremont CA
Loan Free financial aid packages

Haverford College
Haverford Pennsylvania
Loan free financial aid package
http://www.haverford.edu/news/stories/3821/51

Inaugral class gets free tuiton
UC Irvine scool of law
central florida college of medicine

Indiana State Schools
Free Tuition programs for families with financial need
http://www.scholars.in.gov/

Indiana University
Bloomington Indiana
Loan free financial aid package

Kenyon College
Loan Free financial aid package for 25 students with greatest need

Lafayette College
Easton Pennsylvania
Loan free financial aid package

Lamar University
Free tuition and fees for low income students (less than $25,000) Read this promise and the criteria for inclusion about two-thirds down Lamar's financial aid page.

Lehigh University
Loan free financial aid packages.

Louisiana State Schools
Free Merit Based Tuition

Macalester College
St. Paul MN
Loan Free financial aid packages

Macaulay Honors College at CUNY
New York NY
Full undergraduate tuition, laptop, $7,500 to pursue research, cultural passport to art and cultural venues
http://www.macaulay.cuny.edu/prospective-students/tuition.php

Massachusetts State Schools
Free Merit Based Tuition

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Free tuition for families earning less than $75,000

Middlebury College
Middlebury Vermont
Loan Free financial aid packages

Miami University in Ohio
Loan Free financial aid packages for low income students

Michigan State University
Loan Free financial aid packages for low income students
http://finaid.msu.edu/spad.asp

Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley MA
Loan Free financial aid packages

New Jersey State Schools
Free Merit Based Tuition

New Mexico State Schools
Free Merit Based Tuition

North Carolina State University
Caps need based loans at $2,500 per year.
Work study program.
http://www.ncsu.edu/packpromise/

Northern Illinois University
Loan free financial aid packages for low income Illinois residents.
http://www.huskieadvantage.niu.edu/huskieadvantage/

Northwestern University
Evanston IL
Loan Free financial aid package.

Oberlin College
Oberlin OH
Loan Free financial aid packages.
Oberlin College
http://www.oberlin.edu/newserv/08apr/access.html

Occidental College
Los Angeles CA
Loan Free financial aid packages

Oklahoma State Schools
Free tuition programs for families with financial need

Pitzer College
Claremont CA
Loan Free financial aid packages

Pomona College
Claremont CA
Loan Free financial aid packages
http://www.pomona.edu/events/news/NewsItems/121207finaid.asp

Princeton
Princeton NJ
Loan Free financial aid packages
http://www.princeton.edu/pr/aid/06/appl/10.htm

Reed College
Portland OR
Loan Free financial aid packages

Rice University
Houston TX
Loan free financial aid packages for low income students.

Sacred Heart University
Connecticut
Free tuition for low income Fairfield County Connecticut students. (below $50,000)

Saint Louis Christian College
Florissant MO

Salem College
Winston-Salem NC
Loan Free financial aid packages

Scripps College
Claremont CA
Loan Free financial aid packages

Smith College
Northampton MA
Loan Free financial aid packages

St. Olaf College
Northfield MN
Loan Free financial aid packages

South Texas University
Free tuition and fees for Texas residents with incomes below $25,000
Stanford University
Stanford CA
Loan Free financial aid packages - Students must contribute $4,500 per year from working.

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Syracuse NY
Loan Free financial aid packages

Swarthmore College
Swarthmore PA
Loan Free financial aid packages
http://www.swarthmore.edu/x16499.xml

Texas A&M University
Free tuition and fees.
https://financialaid.tamu.edu/currentaggies.asp?mainkey=2230

Texas State University - San Marcos
Free tuition and fees for San Marcos High School students with incomes less than $35,000
http://www.finaid.txstate.edu/bobcatpromise

Thomas Aquinas College
Santa Paula CA
Loan Free financial aid packages

Trinity College
Hartford CT
Loan Free financial aid packages

Tufts University
Medford MA
Loan Free financial aid packages.

University of Arizona
Loan free financial aid packages for families with income less than $42,000.
Work study program.

University of California System
Caps Loans at $5,000 for California students with family incomes less than $60,000

University of Chicago
Chicago IL
Loan free financial aid package for students with family income of less than $60,000
Work Study Program and Student contribution required.

University of Florida
Loan free financial aid package for Florida residents with income below $40,000 and whose parents did not earn a bachelor degree.
http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/programs/sfascholarships.html

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Loan Free financial aid package for low income Illinois families.
http://www.osfa.uiuc.edu/aid/promise.html

University of Louisville
Loan free financial aid package for Kentucky residents.
Work study program.

University of Maryland, College Park
Loan free financial aid package for low income students.

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Loan free financial aid packages.
Work study program.

University of Minnesota
Matches the Pell grant.

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill NC
Loan Free financial aid packages for low income students
http://www.unc.edu/carolinacovenant/

University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame IN

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia PA
Loan Free financial aid packages for low income students
http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/article.php?id=1287

University of the People
UN Program
Online
Only cost is the $15 to $50 admission fee and a processing fee of $10-$100 for each test. (depending on country of origin)
http://www.uopeople.org/

University of Richmond
Richmond VA
Loan Free financial aid packages

U.S. Military Academy
West Point, NY
http://www.usma.edu

U.S. Air Force Academy
http://www.usafa.af.mil

U.S. Naval Academy
http://www.usna.edu

U.S. Coast Guard Academy
http://www.cga.edu

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

University of Tennessee
Loan free financial aid package for low income students.
http://web.utk.edu/~finaid/tn_pledge.pdf

University of Toledo
Free tuition for high school students graduating from Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton or Toledo school districts with 3.0 GPA

University of Vermont
Loan free financial aid packages.

University of Virginia
Charlottesville VA
Loan free financial aid package for families up to 200% of the poverty line.

University of Washington
Free tuition and fees for families not more than 235% of poverty line.

Vanderbilt University
Nashville TN
Loan Free financial aid packages

Vassar College
Poughkeepsie NY
Loan free financial aid packages.

Wabash College
Crawfordsville IN
Loan Free financial aid packages

Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis MO
Loan free financial aid packages.

Washington and Lee
Loan free financial aid package.

Webb Institute
Glen Clove NY
Free tuition.

Wellesley College
Wellesley MA
Loan Free financial aid packages

Wesleyan University
Middletown CT
Loan free financial aid packages.

West Virginia State Schools
Free Merit Based Tuition

Williams College
Williamstown MA
Loan free financial aid packages.

Yale University
New Haven CT
Loan Free financial aid packages for students whose parents earn less than $130,000


Tuition Free Universities in Europe


Tuition Free Universities in Europe

Norway does not charge tuition to any student whether they are residents or foreign students. This is true of undergraduate and post-graduate programs.
http://www.studyinnorway.no/
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Financing and Scholarships

Sweden
Beginning July, 2011 Swedish Universities are charging tuition for any student living outside the European Union, European Economic Area and Switzerland.

Finland
Undergraduate programs are tuition free for residents and foreign students. Masters programs and Phd. programs may or may not charge tuition depending on the school. If they do charge tuition a grant or scholarship may be available.http://www.studyinfinland.fi/tuition_and_scholarships

Study in Europe - Scholarships and Grants
http://ec.europa.eu/education/study-in-europe/scholarships_grants_en.html


Useful Links for Finding Free Tuition

Useful links for students seeking free tuition: