Friday, August 06, 2010
i got this email from a coworker. isn't this really is how it should be - access to education, regardless of financial status? seeing stuff like this, (and the new health care reform) makes me a little more happy here in america... just don't jaywalk.
Harvard University announced over the weekend that from now on undergraduate students from low-income families will pay no tuition. In making the announcement, Harvard's president Lawrence H. Summers said, "When only ten percent of the students in elite higher education come from families in the lower half of the income distribution, we are not doing enough. We are not doing enough in bringing elite higher education to the lower half of the income distribution."
To find out more about Harvard offering free tuition for families making less than $60,000 a year, visit Harvard's financial aid website at: http://www.fao.fas.harvard.edu/ or call the school's financial aid office at (617) 495-1581 (617) 495-1581 .