Billionaire who pledged to wipe out Morehouse College grads’ loans extends offer to their parents
Remember back in May when billionaire Robert F. Smith promised to pay off nearly 400 Morehouse graduates’ student loans?
That endeavor was going to cost around $34 million, according to the Washington Post.
Now, he’s added to his tab by extending that offer to their parents as well.
The billionaire who promised to pay off student loans for an entire graduating class just pledged to pay off their parents' educational loans, too https://t.co/7FADGh2QB9
— Apostle (@Apostleg180) September 21, 2019
It wasn’t immediately clear what the new bill would be.
The average Morehouse student graduates with anywhere from $35,000 to $40,000 in student loan debt, according to a press release from the school.
Smith, who is a tech executive, has a net worth of $6 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index.
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