College offers to pay students to take year off
Tufts University Freshman Lydia Collins, 19, took a year after high school and worked in Ecuador through Global Citizen. Hoping to remove the financial barriers that keep cash-strapped students from taking a year off after high school to travel or volunteer, Tufts is launching a gap-year program this fall that will pay for housing, airfare and even visa fees, which can add up to $30,000 or more per student. Elise Amendola/The Associated Press
Posted: Friday, March 14, 2014 10:05 am
Updated: 11:50 pm, Sat Mar 15, 2014.
MEDFORD, Mass. — Colleges are paying students to take a year off after high school to travel, volunteer or do internships.
A new program at Tufts University and existing ones at a handful of other schools aim to remove the financial barriers keeping cash-strapped students from exploring different communities and challenging their comfort zones instead of jumping right into college.
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Friday, March 14, 2014 10:05 am.
Updated: 11:50 pm.