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College Level Courses

  • For college level courses, visit edX and Coursera to see the schools and classes available. You can pay to earn credit or take many courses without credit FREE of charge. If you are simply curious and want to learn, try some classes without credit. If you need a credential–degree or certificate, you will probably have to pay tuition.
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Following is a list of colleges and universities that offer formal education without charging tuition.  Some schools have fees for room and board, or application fees.  Details may be found on the school website; links are provided. 

Alice Lloyd College

The Apprentice School

Barclay College

Berea College

College of the Ozarks

Curtis Institute of Music

Deep Springs College

Haskell Indian Nations University

University of New Hampshire

Warren Wilson College

Webb Institute

Williamson College of the Trades

Military Academies in the United States of America

United States Air Force Academy

United States Coast Guard Academy

United States Merchant Marine Academy

United States Military Academy

United States Naval Academy

Other Sources of Information

The U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics provides a College Navigator website that gives detailed information about U.S. colleges and universities.  The colleges listed above can be found on this website.

The College Board offers information about colleges, admission tests, and financial aid.  Students and parents can create accounts and search for practice tests and facts about schools.  The CSS Profile is an online application used by colleges and scholarship programs to award Institutional (their own) aid.

U.S. News & World Report provides more than 100 different types of numerical rankings and lists to help students narrow their college search. You can read about how the colleges are ranked and consider which criteria are important to you.