No tuition and no student loans
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."
If you know of a family earning less than $60,000 a year with an honor student graduating from high school soon, Harvard University wants to pay the tuition. The prestigious university recently announced that from now on undergraduate students from low-income families can go to Harvard for free... no tuition and no student loans!
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.
I'll have to admit, I considered just ignoring Paula Bearden's (CHS Counselor) request to add this to the web site(s) today. Negative thoughts popped into my head, like Harvard is an unlikely match for Collinsville students, it is way too late for this year's admission, ...etc . But, you never know what may work for for some motivated student anywhere, so here it is.
And I have a hard time thinking of $60K income as "low-income" but as the price of college increases (and congress likely to double Stafford loan rates this week) ... I guess no parent with college kids is "high-income". -- Ted Wright 4/25/2012