Medical students who qualify for financial aid will be able to attend Weill Cornell Medicine for free, the New York City school announced Monday.
Add Weill Cornell Medicine to the list of medical schools taking action to help students with the high cost of education.
The new scholarship program will eliminate medical education debt by providing tuition, along with housing and living expenses, free for all students who qualify for financial aid, the school said. The scholarship program, powered by $160 million in gifts, will begin with the current 2019-2020 academic year and continue every year thereafter, the medical school said.
Of Weill Cornell Medicine’s 373 students, 52% qualify for need-based aid and the news was greeted with cheers by first-year medical students at a ceremony Monday.