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Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2004 09:39:50 -0500
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Subject: [NAME-MCE] Free Tuition to attend Harvard
FYI and pass it on, if you know of anyone who's interested.
Forwarded for your information and your use, pass it on!
Harvard is offering free tuition for students that have a family income
below $40,000. If you are a mentor or have nieces and nephews who might
be interested, please give them this information.
If you know anyone/family earning less than $40K with a brilliant child
near ready for college, please pass this along.
Harvard's Tuition Announcement Highlights Failure of Prestigious
Universities to Enroll Low-Income Students
March 1, 2004: Harvard University announced over the weekend that from
on undergraduate students from low-income families will pay no tuition.
making the announcement, Harvard's president Lawrence H. Summers said,
"When only 10 percent of the students in elite higher education come
from families in lower half 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."
This initiative puts severe pressure on other well-endowed colleges and
universities to adopt similar measures. Some commentators believe that
Harvard's announcement was made in response to Princeton University's
decision six years ago to eliminate all tuition charges for families
earning less than $40,000 (adjusted annually to take inflation into
account) and its subsequent decision three years later to substitute all
student loans with outright grants.
The Harvard announcement indicates tha! t the Princeton plan has had
success in drawing to Princeton some of the high-achieving, low-income
students who typically went to Harvard.
Each year The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education gathers figures from
the U.S. Department of Education relating to the percentage of students
at the nation's leading colleges and universities who receive federal
financial assistance under the Pell Grant program for low-income
students. These figures provide a good measure of the institution's
relative success in enrolling students from the bottom economic sector
of the nation's families.
In the file attachment, on page 2, there are current figures for the
nation's academically highest-rated universities ranked according to the
highest percentage of students receiving Pell Grants.
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
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William A. Howe, Ed.D.
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