Can’t afford college? Want help paying off those student loans? Move to one of these 5 cities

Aly J. Yale
The Mortgage Reports contributor

These towns will pay your tuition (or your loans)

Having trouble affording that college education or paying off your student loans? Apparently, five American cities will help you do it.

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Higher education incentives

If you’re willing to move across the country, you could earn a free higher education in the process. According to an analysis from Trulia, five U.S. cities are willing to cover tuition costs or student loan debt for new residents.

Move to Wheelock, Vermont, and get free, fully paid tuition at Dartmouth (valued at $75,000 a year). Thanks to an old land donation from the city, Dartmouth committed to offering free tuition to all Wheelock residents back in 1830. The offer still stands and equates to about $75,000 a year — or $300,000 for a four-year degree.

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San Francisco also offers residents free tuition, this time at San Francisco City College. The only requirement is that students live in the city limits by the first day of class.

If you’re alright with snowy winters, head to Kalamazoo, Michigan, and enjoy free tuition at any in-state college of your choice. In order to eligible, you just need to attend a public high school in Kalamazoo (from ninth grade on) and graduate from the district. Western Michigan University is located in the town, and nearby University of Michigan is one of the country’s top-rated public colleges.

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Student loan help

Already went to school, but need help paying off those student loans? Head to Tribune, Kansas. This small Midwestern town will pay up to $15,000 toward your loans over your first five years in the city.

Niagara Falls, New York, will also help residents pay off their loans, offering $7,000 over the course of two years. To be eligible, you just need to rent or buy in an economically challenged part of the city.

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Looking to buy a home and get help paying off those student loans simultaneously? Then shop around and see what mortgage rates you qualify for today.

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