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Is there such a thing as an accredited, online, FREE university?

I am so tired of debt that has accumulated from my studies. I want to learn and grow and have a brighter future, but the more I study, the heavier my debt load becomes. I am applying for scholarships, however, they of course do not guarantee funding. So, is there a university that one does not have to pay for or that offers a chance for complete coverage of the student's financial burden for attending that university? #university #student-debt #online #finance #debt #online-college

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Simona’s Answer

Hi Ashley,

That is a great question.  When seeing your question, I was curious myself of the options.  Having earned two degrees, college can be very expensive.  If this had been an option when I attended, then the option of not taking out school loans would have improved my financial start in life.  After my experience, I hope to help you avoid some the financial roadblocks.  So after some research, the following information was found.


  1. The link below lists some Universities that offer free tuition.
  2. All information is cited from the unbiased, independent NCES.gov’s College Navigator
  3. Once you select each college, you can go to their page and learn more about each school
  4. OR, you can select the major you want and search by that to select schools that will cover that

https://www.onlineschoolscenter.com/tuition-free-colleges-universities/

Once you look into this website, you may have an idea of your next steps.  I hope this is helpful.


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Alyssa’s Answer

I highly recommend looking into Ed X. It is a website that offers mostly free online courses from accredited universities such as Harvard, Stanford, etc. Many of them will allow you to pay for a certificate at the end as well to show that you've completed the course successfully, which can then be used on resumes.



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Denislav’s Answer

Getting a degree nowadays without incurring any debt is not something you see every day, that being said it can be done. I don't know of any free universities myself, but there are colleges that are very affordable and offer online courses so you could study and work part time, or even full time to help pay your way through.

There are many companies out there that will pitch in for you to go to college and become even more valuable employee.

I know that taking on debt to pay for college is a scary thing to do, but that too can be a good investment if you plan it all right.

If not sure how to go about it speak with a professional, a financial advisor can help you plan for it.

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