More Colleges Join Tuition Pact (The Wall Street Journal)

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Dartmouth is among 11 private schools, including fellow-Ivies Princeton and Cornell, that have joined the Say Yes to Education program, which is known for offering free tuition to eligible high school students, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Private colleges in the program typically promise tuition to students from families who earn less than $75,000 a year, but Dartmouth is among five that have raised that figure to $100,000, the Journal reports. Additionally, Dartmouth and the other four will cover the full cost of attendance, including not just tuition but also room and board, for eligible students, the Journal notes.

Say Yes founder George Weiss announced the new members of the program with U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand ’88 (D-N.Y.), who said higher education “remains one of the clearest paths to the middle class in this country, and it must be within reach for anyone to work their hardest and to earn their degree,” according to the Journal.

Read the full story, published 9/18/13 by The Wall Street Journal.