The incentive to go to public high school in New Haven, Connecticut just increased.
Yale University will provide free tuition to public school graduates with at least a 3.0 grade-point average.
They must also have a 90 percent attendance rate, a record of good behavior and at least 40 hours of community service.
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This is part of a program called New Haven Promise, in which Yale will pay certain students’ full tuition to any Connecticut public college or university and will give up to $2,500 yearly toward tuition at any private university in Connecticut, including Yale.
The National League of Cities has seen programs emerging across the country that follow the model of the “I Have a Dream” Foundation in New York and the Promise model used in Kalamazoo.