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July16, 2008

Vol. 108, No. 16

Davidson's financial aid

In response to: Financial aid: Who wins?

Your article on “the recent spate of financial-aid improvements” ignores the significant role played by Davidson College. In March 2007, Davidson became the first liberal arts college in the country to replace loans with grants in all of its financial-aid packages. With an endowment roughly one-fifteenth that of Princeton’s, Davidson’s courageous decision is far more relevant to most schools. (Full disclosure: I am the proud father of Josh Tobin, Davidson College Class of 2010.)

David Tobin *77
Houston, Texas

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