Harvard University, for the first time ever, announced over the weekend that undergraduate students from low-income families will not have to pay tuition.

“When only 10 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,” said Harvard’s president, Lawrence H. Summers, in announcing the program.

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 attend Harvard for free — no tuition and no student loans!

Search for more about Harvard offering free tuition for families making less than $60,000 a year, visit Harvard’s financial aid website at www.fao.fas.harvard.edu/.

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  • Dorky Math Teacher

    The way you are wording this is very deceiving. If you look into, they are not offering to allow low-income students to attend Harvard for free. They are simply setting the student’s EFC (Expected Family Contribution) at $0. Unfortunately, in this debt-ridden country, having “no money” to contribute doesn’t even earn you a full financial aid package. Depending on the cost of the school you’re attending, it could leave you with up to a $8,000 – $15,000 difference PER YEAR! This means you’d still graduate with significant debt. Don’t be mislead. Do your own thorough research.