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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 02:17 PM

Brown to replace loans with scholarships in aid packages

Source: Associated Press

Updated 11:20 am, Thursday, December 7, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Brown University says it will replace all student loans with scholarships in its financial aid packages starting next year.

The Ivy League school announced Thursday that by raising $30 million it can now eliminate institutional loans for all returning and incoming undergraduate students.

Brown President Christina Paxson says it amplifies the university's commitment to attract the "best and brightest students" regardless of background.

The move is aimed at families with moderate incomes who don't qualify for larger financial-aid packages given to low-income students.

Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/education/article/Brown-to-replace-loans-with-scholarships-in-aid-12413140.php

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