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Harvard’s Free Tuition Announcement

Harvard is offering free tuition for students that have a family income below $40,000. If you are a member of Blacks In Government, a mentor of young adults or have children, nieces, nephews or know anyone who qualify for Harvard’s minimum entry level requirements please give them this information.

Harvard’s tuition announcement ‘Highlights Failure of Prestigious Universities to Enroll Low-Income Students’ began on March 1, 2004.

Excerpt From the Harvard University Web-page:
[Beginning with the 2004-05 year, parents in families with incomes of less than $40,000 will no longer be expected to contribute to the cost of attending Harvard for their children. In addition, Harvard will reduce the contributions expected of families with incomes between $40,000 and $60,000.]

In 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 the lower half of income distribution, then we are not doing enough in bringing elite higher education to the lower half of the income distribution.”

Simply put, 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 $40,000 a year visit Harvard’s financial aid web site or call the school’s financial aid office at (617) 495- 1581. EEO Office, Richmond, VA.

Thank you for thinking BIG and making a BIG difference………
BIG National First VP

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