Tuesday, December 16, 2008
The Ivy League: Harvard University's Free Tuition
Council Member James, in her (intense!) interest in, and concern for, access to higher education opportunities, wanted to forward along this information concerning Harvard University. For those who don’t know, Tish is a graduate of City University of New York undergrad, Howard University Law School, and Columbia University’s Graduate School. From one Ivy Leaguer to another:
Harvard University announced in 2006 that undergraduate students from low-income families will no longer pay 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.harvard. edu/admissions
Also, please see the announcement in the Harvard Crimson: http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=512382