Kaplan Recognizes Berea for Affordability


Students at Berea CollegeMedia outlets continue to recognize Berea College’s uncommon mission of keeping higher education affordable. An article entitled College: Admission Possible, by Russell Schaffer for a higher-ed blog produced by Kaplan Test Prep, highlights families’ concerns about rising college costs and increasing debt. The article cites a recent U.S. News & World Report article in which Berea College was named as the college whose 2014 graduates had the least debt. Berea was also ranked  number one in U.S. News & World Report’s list of the top 10 most affordable schools.

While many U.S. colleges and universities  have tuition rates exceeding $60,000 per year, which causes students and families to borrow heavily, Berea charges no tuition so students can graduate with little or no debt. As a result, Berea College students can pursue graduate schools or careers without the massive debt burden that most other college graduates must carry.

Berea’s no-tuition policy is made possible by the ongoing contributions from alumni and donors who recognize the importance Berea’s mission and support it with gifts throughout their lifetimes and through bequests from their estates.

To read the article: http://www.kaptest.com/blog/admission-possible/2016/02/11/what-you-might-not-know-about-college-admissions/

For more information about Berea’s no-tuition policy:  https://www.berea.edu/admissions/tuition-promise/

For more information about giving to Berea College: https://www.berea.edu/give/

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Tags: Accolade, College Affordability, Kaplan, Tuition-free

Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, focuses on learning, labor and service. The College admits only academically promising students with limited financial resources, primarily from Kentucky and Appalachia, although students come from 40 states and 70 countries. Every Berea student receives a Tuition Promise Scholarship, which means no Berea student pays for tuition. Berea is one of nine federally-recognized Work Colleges, so students work 10 hours or more weekly, earning money for books, housing and meals. The College’s motto, “God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth,” speaks to its inclusive Christian character.