Washington University to offer free tuition for some incoming med students

St. Louis-based Washington University School of Medicine will offer free tuition for up to half of medical students over the next decade.

Four things to know:

1. The university will hand out $100 million in scholarships for partial and full tuition support.

2. The scholarship program will start with the medical school's 2019-20 entering class. An admissions scholarship committee will determine the amount of scholarships given out each year and the financial sum of each scholarship on an individual basis.

3. With the new program, Washington University aims to eliminate some of the financial barriers that prevent students from pursuing medical careers.

4. The University will also use some of the funding to modernize its medical education program.

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