42 Best Tuition Free Colleges for an Online Degree

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40. Columbia University, New York, New York


Columbia University, a private Ivy League research university founded in 1754. The university houses three undergraduate schools: Columbia College, the School of General Studies, and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering. 

And, Columbia University accepts about 7% of applicants, and has a 97% first-year retention rate. SAT test scores (25th/75th percentile) are as follows: Critical reading: 700/790; math: 710/800.

Also, there is no expectation of Parents with calculated incomes of less than $60,000 and with typical assets  to contribute any income or assets to tuition, room and board, or mandatory fees. Furthermore, there is no expectation that student qualifying for Columbia financial aid to take out loans as part of his or her financial package.

Also, families with calculated incomes between $60,000 and $100,000 have a reduction in their parent contributions. The university has no official income ceiling for financial aid eligibility. It reports that many families with calculated incomes over $100,00 receive financial aid packages.

Furthermore, for students participating in the study abroad program, community service opportunities, internships, and research, Columbia University provides additional funding and exemptions from academic year and summer work expectations.

39. Lynn University-Boca Raton, Florida

Lynn University-Boca Raton, Florida


Lynn University offers accredited, online, accelerated degree options in six different areas. Professors at Lynn have experience in their field of study as both practitioners and educators.

Also, the online program utilizes an iPad curriculum and all students receive an iPad Mini as part of the program. Lynn is an Apple Distinguished School for Innovation, Leadership and Educational Excellence.

Also, Students with significant life or work experience in their area of study can receive up to 30 credits through the “Learning Counts” program. Online programs at Lynn University are tailored to meet the needs of working adults.

Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs:

Aviation Management, Business Administration, Communication and Media, Criminal Justice, Liberal Arts, Psychology

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