: Berea, Ky. Undergraduate enrollment
: 1,661 Total cost
: $7,646 (for room and board, fees and textbooks) Average need-based aid
: free tuition plus $5,005 Average net cost
: $2,641 Kiplinger's rank
: #98 among liberal-arts colleges
This school stands out not only for the generosity of its financial-aid program but also for its commitment to providing a college education to students with need. Berea admits only students who qualify for need-based aid; every student receives a full tuition scholarship worth almost $100,000 over four years. Students are also eligible for other grants or scholarships, bringing the total annual net price of this four-year residential college below the average annual cost of a two-year public college.
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