Sunday, February 21, 2016

Stanford news

... (I'm a grad school alumnus, so news is semi-relevant to me.):
Stanford Is Now Tuition-Free For All Students From Low Income Families
By James DeVinne
Posted on February 21, 2016

Even as presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ plan to provide free public education draws increasing support and attention, many elite private schools have quietly begun providing a tuition-free college education to many students. Stanford led the charge last year in announcing that students whose families make less than $125,000 per year and have assets of less than $300,000 won’t have to pay for tuition, which typically runs to about $46,000 annually. Additionally, students whose families make less than $65,000 per year won’t have to pay for room and board either, which typically runs to another $14,100. The costs will instead be covered by scholarships and grants, while students will still be required to contribute about $5,000 annually from part-time work or savings.
I particularly LIKE the income cut-offs: $125,000 and $65,000.

These numbers more-or-less accurately reflect "middle class"... unlike the $250,000 being suggested by some candidates in their tax policies!

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