Boston Bridge Helps Students in Need

As anyone struggling with backbreaking loans can attest, college just keeps getting more and more expensive. The average yearly tuition at UMass Boston is $13,436, a 6 percent increase from last year alone—and that doesn’t even cover the cost of books or room and board. It’s enough to make any incoming freshman break into a sweat. Enter the Boston Bridge pilot program: Launching this month, it will offer free (yes, you read that right) bachelor’s degrees to low-income high schoolers in the city.

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