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Washington University to provide free education for low-income students

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Washington University plans to provide free education for low-income students from Missouri or southern Illinois starting next fall.

“When all individuals have the same opportunities to thrive and flourish, all of us serve to benefit,” said Andrew Martin, the university’s new chancellor, in his inaugural address Thursday.

About 250 students who already are enrolled at the St. Louis university will receive free education, as well.

The program covers students whose family income is below $75,000.

Read more from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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