And Brown Makes Five.

Brown University is following the lead of academic powerhouses Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth and Stanford in ending tuition for middle income and poor students. They also intend to place student loans with grants so those same students aren’t saddled with so much debt. The cost of tuition and room and board at Brown for the 2008-09 academic year was $47,740 for a year.

Princeton (considered one of the big Three Ivys along with Harvard and Yale) hasn’t eliminated tuition yet, and it will be interesting to see which other Ivys do and don’t follow suit — and if they’ll feel any pressure to do so.



Gene "G.D." Demby is the founder and editor of PostBourgie. In his day job, he blogs and reports on race and ethnicity for NPR's Code Switch team.
  • don

    Interesting story.

    And it just so happens that Remember The Titans is one of my all-time favorite sports movies.

  • Please point out that Princeton students graduate debt-free. The majority of students at P are on a mixed aid package which includes EFC, workstudy, and grants.

    Princeton was the first of the Ivys to institute a no-loan program.

    Just for the record.