UVa Offers Free Tuition To Lower-Income Students

Oct 3, 2019

Though he is considered middle class, Alec Scicchitano knew he “needed to go to a university that would give really good financial aid.” He qualified for a new tuition scholarship at the University of Virginia for students from families with incomes of up to $80,000.
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This fall, the University of Virginia is offering free tuition to students from families making less than $80,000 a year. It’s one way they’re trying to increase economic diversity at the school.  But for a lot of other universities in Virginia, low to middle-income students often end up paying a lot more. In partnership with the Hechinger Report, Megan Pauly from VPM News reports.

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