Source: Education Dive

The University of Virginia plans to waive tuition for in-state students whose families earn less than $80,000 annually and have “typical assets” while students from families earning less than $30,000 annually would be eligible for free tuition and room and board, according to The Cavalier Daily, the student-run campus newspaper. The news came during the inaugural address of UVA’s new president, Jim Ryan, who said it was the first step in an effort to make the university easier to attend for first-generation and low- and middle-income students. UVA joins several other institutions, municipalities and states waiving tuition to help make higher education accessible to more students from a range of backgrounds as sticker prices rise.