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Good News: Yale School of Drama to Become Tuition-Free

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Ethics Matters

August 2021

According to a recent article in Forbes, billionaire David Geffen recently donated $150 million to the Yale School of Drama. According to the university, this significant donation is the largest ever gift to American theater. Beginning in August, the drama school will be tuition-free for both current and future students in its master’s, doctoral and certificate programs.

Moving forward, the school will be renamed to the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale University. Students will now be able to attend the school without the tuition price of $33,000 a year. This marks the second school at Yale to become tuition-free, the first being the Yale School of Music in 2005.

Even better, there is a growing number of universities that are becoming tuition-free. Many of these opportunities have been possible with new policies and legislation, gifts, grants and endowments. These colleges and universities offer lower-income students new opportunities and that sounds like Good News to us!

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