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A Free Private, Liberal Arts College Education

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Antioch College (credit: ctcl.org)

Antioch College (credit: ctcl.org)

Written by Brooke Wagner DENVER (CBS4) – I’ve never heard of anything like this, but I love it. Antioch College in Yellow Spring, Ohio, is offering free tuition to the next three incoming classes to enroll.

When you add up each year of tuition, that’s at least a $106,000 value. I know, what’s the catch, right?

Here’s the deal: Antioch College was founded by abolitionists in 1850. In 2008 the school closed due to poor financial management and decision making. Alumni rallied and raised enough money to sponsor the first four pioneering classes in Antioch’s “rebirth.”

The school is working on reinstating its accreditation. It offers a unique co-op education where students mix class work with real-world work experience.

At my last check the admissions director was still calling for applications to fill 75 spots for fall, 2012. The deadline for regular admission is Feb. 15, so hurry if you’re interested.

Students who file for financial aid can even get room and board paid for on top of tuition. This is a 4-year institution and it does have clearance from the state of Ohio to award bachelors degrees.

Now the part you’ve been waiting for — here’s the link: http://antiochcollege.org

If this experiment goes well it could be a fresh start for Antioch College and hundreds of young people.

About The Blogger

- In her Brooke’s Bargains blog Brooke Wagner writes about finding bargains and saving money for her family. She calls it one of her favorite hobbies. Blog entries cover everything from the latest steals, deals, and freebies to cheap family activities, saving for college, and what to buy right now.

Good luck!

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