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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Rhodes College Tutition Deduction

Rhodes College in Memphis, TN has started a Tutition Deduction for African Americans wanting to attend. The policy is that they will meet 100% of demonstrated financial need for all accepted African American students. That information is based on the FAFSA and CSS Profile. Accepted African American students will be awarded a financial aid package that covers everything that the family is not able to pay, with limited self help. This cost includes Tuition, Room and Board and the average loan amount was $2650 for the first year. Rhodes has some students enrolled who have an estimated family contribution of $0. Those students receive an aid package that covers everything. This opportunity is given to both in-state and out-of-state African American students.

If a student is a full pay African American student, they are treated just like our other full pay students. The student is still eligible for merit based scholarships and may receive some need based aid. That is all handled on a case by case basis.

Rhodes cost about $35,000 to attend per year (this is including tuition and room/board.)

This is a great opportunity for students to see college life first hand and to see if they would like to attend a school such as Rhodes. The URL for Rhodes is:

You can go to the followingURL to get additional information on Rhodes:
Rhodes at a Glance

Rhodes has a Dual Degree Engineering program whichallows you to attend Rhodes for 3 years and then Washington University in St. Louis for the last 2years. (see URL: Engineering for additional details). Currently you can apply online for enrollment free.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to call Timothy Gibson, the Associate Director of Admissions and Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment at 901-843-3000. You can email Tim at


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