Officials at Antioch College in Ohio recently announced that they are offering full scholarships for students enrolling in the next three years.
"We don’t want economics to be an impediment to a high-quality liberal arts education," Mark Roosevelt, president of the college, said in a statement. "By providing four-year, full-tuition scholarships, we make attending Antioch College a realistic option for the best and brightest students, regardless of their family’s economic situation."
According to the Huffington Post, the full scholarships will be worth $106,000 to incoming students. Currently, tuition at the school is around $26,500 per year, with room and board costing an additional $8,500. The plans are part of a wider goal to increase enrollment at the college to 300 students by 2015.
Although the announcement could be tempting to students filling out college applications, cost shouldn't be the only factor in choosing a school. Make sure the colleges you're applying to offer the major you want before committing to any decisions. There are always ways to reduce the cost of earning your degree, such as scholarships, but don't choose a school purely based on the cost of tuition – even if it's free.