On Thursday, the New York University School of Medicine announced tuition would be free for all current and future students, regardless of merit or need.
In a move that would make Oprah jealous, the school addressed concerns over the "overwhelming financial debt" facing many of its graduates head on.
The plan covers all current, incoming, and future students, paying the $55,000 annual tuition. NYU has raised $450 million of the $600 million necessary to finance the plan.
“This decision recognizes a moral imperative that must be addressed, as institutions place an increasing debt burden on young people who aspire to become physicians,” said Robert Grossman, Dean of the medical school.
The move makes NYU the only top-ranked medical school in the nation to offer free tuition to all students, and many hope others will soon follow suit.
In an age when affordability is a pressing concern across the higher education landscape, NYU is breaking down barriers for students.
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