A great educational opportunity

| 06 May 2015 | 07:17

    To the Editor:
    Tuition at the University of Pennsylvania for the upcoming (2015-16) term will be $43,838, as announced in the Pennsylvania Gazette, May/June 2015, p. 25. For that term, the average grant — not loan! — from Penn will be $43,800, with 47 percent of undergrads expected to receive needs-based grants. Other Ivy League and highly selective schools will be in lockstep with this schedule, as they always have been.

    In other words, financially disadvantaged students are eligible to receive full tuition at our nation's top colleges and universities if they or their guidance counselors will only apply for it. There can be no excuses for not jumping at these opportunities in resource-rich education.

    Anthony Splendora