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Berea College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$28,546 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$20,900 tuition
$5,966 on campus room & board
$700 books
$980 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$28,546 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$20,900 tuition
$5,966 on campus room & board
$700 books
$980 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$21,150 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
100% of students receive aid
93% get federal aid ($5,783 avg)
37% get state aid ($6,941 avg)
100% get institn'l aid ($21,150 avg)
38% get loans ($1,386 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 769% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 769% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $29,109 100%
Federal Grant Aid $5,783 93%
Pell Grants $4,173 93%
Other Federal Grants $1,735 86%
Institution Grant Aid $21,150 100%
State Grant Aid $6,941 37%
Student Loans $1,386 38%
Federal Loans $2,123 17%
Other Loans $813 22%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
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Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 1
Financial aid deadline: May 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Financial Aid Contact Info
101 Chestnut Street
Berea, KY 40404-2182
(859) 985-3000
Costs Per Credit Hour
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Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Trish from WI
  • Dec-31-2014 I am a past student here

    You are never going to find another US college for tuition free! Enough said!

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  • 5
  • Laura from Concord, NC
  • May-19-2014 I am a current student here

    If you want an undergraduate degree and probably no debt upon graduation, Berea is the place for you!

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  • 5
  • a person from somewhere in Kentucky!
  • Apr-01-2014 I am a past student here

    Let's do some math. Let's assume bang is a variable that can go from 0 to 1, 1 being the most bang, 0 being the least. Let's also assume buck is 0 What is bang/buck? hint: it's infinity.. or maybe undefined value if you really want to argue. Anyways, you won't find a better bargain in the south, and if you're willing to put up with everything there (which is truly a trivial issue, except the roommate issues), you will find supportive teachers, a beautiful setting and all the schoolwork you can stare blankly at.

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  • 5
  • Student from Berea, KY
  • Feb-25-2014 I am a current student here

    It is said that Berea College is the 'best education money can't buy.' However, be aware that even if your EFC is zero, your term bill will increase as you continue your time at the college. While you do not pay tuition, the cost of living and meals are not always covered and some people who have higher EFCs may pay up to a few thousand per year. Also, Berea College offers very affordable study abroad plans. My planned trip will cost me about $2,000 out of pocket after grants and scholarships (which I have worked to save by being diligent with my labor program earnings).

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  • 5
  • Rhonda from Oak Ridge, TN
  • Jul-31-2013 I am a current student here

    The tuition is free, but you have to pay for books, food, logging, all the extra things really. The college gives you a job to help pay for those things, and they give you money so that you can buy toothpaste or new clothes. All in all, Berea College is a money saver. To be able to get in, though, parents have to make under a certain amount.

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