Kiplinger Cites Berea College as Cost-Saving Option

Berea College Campus in the Fall

Berea College Campus in the Fall

Once again Berea College is in the national spotlight for making college affordable. In a new article titled 11 Ways to Cut the Cost of College Tuition published by, readers are offered nearly a dozen money-saving tips to trim your annual … costs by as little as $500 (by winning a small scholarship) or in full (by attending a tuition-free school). Berea is mentioned as the first cost-saving option: going to a school that doesn’t charge tuition.

Berea focuses on enrolling students who have high academic potential, but limited financial resources. In addition to providing a tuition scholarship for every student, the article points out that costs for room, board, and books at Berea are reasonable, and that financial aid is also available for them.

The no-tuition policy at Berea College is made possible by the many donors, past and present, who have supported Berea’s educational mission through cash contributions and estate gifts. To contribute to Berea College, visit:

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Tags: Accolade, College Affordability, Kiplinger, Mission, Tuition-free

Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, focuses on learning, labor and service. The College only admits academically promising students with limited financial resources—primarily from Kentucky and Appalachia—but welcomes students from 41 states and 76 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 to earn 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.