Don't get down on Vinnie, he is one of the FEW SELF MADE men in Mexico.
He went to Harvard not because he was connected, but because his genius had to be acknowledged.
He came from a VERY POOR family, no money, no connections
Mercury News wire services
"Harvard University, the oldest college in the United States, said students from families with a combined income of $60,000 or less can attend the school for free. The new program, the most generous in the eight-school Ivy League, will begin in September, the school said in a statement. Its plan also reduces the amount families with combined incomes of $60,000 to $80,000 will have to pay.
``These increases in financial aid build on and extend out emphasis on recruiting students from low-income backgrounds and send a clear signal to middle-class families who have all too often felt that Harvard and other leading institutions are out of reach,´´ Harvard President Lawrence Summers, 51, said in a statement.
Harvard's program builds on one Summers started two years ago that waived tuition for families earning less than $40,000, making the school the first in the Ivy League to offer such a plan. Since then, Yale and Princeton universities and the University of Pennsylvania have all announced similar programs, as has Stanford University.
Harvard, which has a $25.9 billion endowment -- the largest in the United States -- set its tuition, room, board and mandatory fees at $43,655 last week.
The American DREAM..a free Harvard education! Woo-hoo..