The Yale School of Drama announced recently that degree and certificate programs will be tuition-free in perpetuity, thanks to an unprecedented $150 million donation from billionaire David Geffen. The school will stop charging tuition beginning in the 2021-'22 academic year, which starts in August. For a school whose tuition previously amounted to $32,800, the change should remove a barrier to entry for low-income students and those worried about incurring high student debt before entering an often low-paying field, the New York Times reported.

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