Cornell’s Medical School Offers Full Rides in Battle Over Student Debt
Adeel Hassan, The New York Times
Doctors can be some of the highest-earning professionals in the country, but they also are among those saddled with the most student loans. In response, some prominent universities have begun using major gifts from donors to relieve doctors-to-be from having to borrow to pay tuition.
Cornell University is taking it even further. Its medical school, Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City, recently announced that all students who qualify for financial aid will get a full ride: All costs will be covered by scholarships, including tuition, room and board, books, and other educational expenses.