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If you know of a family earning less than $60,000 a year with an honor
> student graduating from high school soon, Harvard University wants to
> pay the tuition.



> Harvard University announced over the weekend that from now on
> undergraduate students from low-income families will pay no tuition. In
> making the announcement, Harvard's president Lawrence H. Summers said,
> "When only ten percent of the students in elite higher education come
> from families in the lower half of the income distribution, we are not
> doing enough. We are not doing enough in bringing elite higher
> education to the lower half of the income distribution."
>> If you know of a family earning less than $60,000 a year with an honor
> student graduating from high school soon, Harvard University wants to
> pay the tuition. The prestigious university recently announced that
> 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 $60,000 a year, visit Harvard's financial aid website at:
> http://www.fao.fas.harvard.edu/ or call the school's financial aid
> office at (617) 495-1581 .


From Harvard's website:

Dear Students and Families,
Welcome to the Harvard College Financial Aid Office. We are eager to help you and your family understand our financial aid programs and to assist you in finding ways to meet your college costs. Our goal is to work with each family to ensure access to the Harvard education students have worked so hard to secure. All of our financial aid is awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need—there are no academic, athletic or merit-based awards. Harvard meets the full need of every student, including international students, for all four years.

Building on the success of the Harvard Financial Aid Initiative (HFAI), which eliminated the parental contribution from families earning $60,000 or less, Harvard recently announced major financial aid enhancements to ensure greater affordability for middle- and upper-middle income families. Beginning in the 2008–09 academic year, parents with incomes of $180,000 or less will be asked to contribute significantly less to the cost of a Harvard education. Additionally, home equity will no longer be considered in determining a family’s ability to contribute and students will not be expected to take out loans, which will be replaced by need-based Harvard scholarship. To learn more about the details of this initiative, (click here: FAQs about the new initiative)

We look forward to working with you,
The Harvard Financial Aid Office