… in the Minneapolis Star Tribune notes that the most charitable description of what’s been going on at the clubby University of Minnesota medical school would be “bizarre.”
Thursday, February 21, 2008
If You Are A Good Student, Maybe You Should Apply to Stanford...
It may actually be less expensive for you to go there.
CNN reports a solution to ballooning endowments. Free tuition for lower income families is becoming increasingly popular among the super rich academic institutions:
Stanford eliminates tuition for some students
Students whose families make less than $100,000 will attend school free; about a third of students will be helped.
The university said Wednesday it plans to eliminate tuition for students with annual family incomes totaling less than $100,000. It also will pay most room and board for students with families making less than $60,000.
Financial aid director Karen Cooper says the move comes as middle-income parents express concern about paying for a Stanford education.Stanford tuition is expected to rise to $36,000 in the fall. Room and board will cost about $11,000. About a third of the university's 6,700 undergraduates are expected to qualify for the tuition break.