Monday, February 23, 2009

Free Ivy League Education--Let's do some Research!

Free Ivy League Education--Let's Do Some Research!

Many of you may have read or seen on television about many Ivy League schools offering free or reduced tuition.

I decided to do a little google searching and found these interesting links.

If your family makes under $60,000 a year, you can go to Harvard for free. If your family makes between $60,000 and $120,000, you will be required to pay a percentage of your income.

The best thing to do is to follow up some reading on news sites with actual research at the college. Here you can directly read about Harvard University's initiative.

This list was put together by Essential Essence. This is a blog by Tanisha Mathis, a first year law student and blogger. Here you get a list of major universities.

I know I read something about Vanderbilt University offering tuition reductions, so I googled Vanderbilt and found this blog post. Vanderbilt University, Boston University, and Texas A&M are expanding their aid programs. Of course, this is an interesting blog about paying for college available on U.S. News & World Reports web site, College Cash 101 by Kim Clark:

Within this blog entry, I came across the mention of 53 institutions who were reducing the cost of tuition for low income familities. The list can be found at this Project on Student Debt's web site.

Researching this information took me about an hour. I used terms I had recently heard in the news. I used google and links found in other web sites.

I wanted to give you an idea of how you could also conduct such a search.

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