Written By: Sofia Marin
On August 18th, New York University announced it would begin providing free tuition to incoming and current students regardless of their financial situation. Student loans and ongoing debts are the primary reasons why students defer from applying to medical school; in 2017 alone, the average debt of an NYU graduate was $184,000.
Although the cost of the students’ classes is covered, room and board fees are not, which average to around $27,000. The possibility of an almost debt-free future will lure more applicants to the university and create greater competition between top medical schools. Hopefully, other schools will be encouraged to follow in NYU’s steps.