Friday, February 22, 2008

Stanford University Offers Free Tuition...

Yep. You read that right.

The New York Times reports:

"Stanford University on Wednesday became the latest prominent university to expand financial aid well into the middle class. It announced that students from families earning less than $100,000 a year would not be charged tuition. Under the new system, which takes effect in the fall, families earning less than $60,000 would not pay for room and board."
Isn't that awesome??? Admist the failings of our current public education system it's encouraging to see positive waves of change like this in the higher educational realm. Hopefully other colleges and universities will take note and create similar programs that will give lower-income families a better chance at a good education. Spread the word.

For more info visit Stanford's official website.

[Hat tip to Heidi @ Light-skinned-ed Girl]
[Photo by Douglas Stebila]


Brown Girl Gumbo said...

That is absolutely wonderful news!! There are so many families who want to send their children to good schools, but aren't able to due to financial constraints. I applaud Stanford University for helping make middle class families' education dreams come true!

SolShine7 said...

Wonderful is definitely the word. You never know how much a Stanford education can change a person's life and effect their family in a positive for generations on down.