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Billionaire pledges to wipe out student debt for class of 2019

1 month ago   |   By Al Jazeera

Robert Smith has pledged to pay an estimated $40m debt of entire graduating class at historic black college Morehouse.
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Robert Smith Pledges To Pay Off Student Loans For Morehouse College's Class of 2019

Robert Smith Pledges To Pay Off Student Loans For Morehouse College's Class of 2019

1 month ago   |   By NPR

The billionaire founder of investment firm Vista Equity Partners made the surprise announcement in front of roughly 400 students while delivering the college's commencement address on Sunday.
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Billionaire Robert F. Smith Pledges To Eliminate Student Loan Debt For Morehouse's Class Of 2019

1 month ago   |   By News One

Graduates of Morehouse College received the gift of a lifetime at their commencement ceremony on Sunday morning. According to CNN , philanthropist and billionaire Robert F. Smith pledged to pay off the student loan debt for the entire 2019 graduating class.
Morehouse College seniors got a surprise Sunday when billionaire investor Robert F. Smith announced during his commencement speech that he would pay off their student loan debt pic.twitter.com/eYyi8q2jpe
- CNN May 19, 2019
The historically Black college awarded Smith with an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree for being a...
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Morehouse Class of '19, Congratulations: Your Student Loans Will Be Paid Off

1 month ago   |   By NY Times

The billionaire Robert F. Smith said in a commencement address at Morehouse College on Sunday that his family would pay off the new graduates' student loans.
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Graduation speaker pledges to pay Morehouse College class of 2019 student debt

1 month ago   |   By ABC

Every student wishes they could leave college debt-free. For one university in Atlanta, their graduation speaker is granting that wish.
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Philanthropist pledges $40 million to clear Morehouse grads' student debt

1 month ago   |   By NBC News

The Vista Equity Partners founder on Sunday pledged to pay off loans for 396 new graduates of the historically black college.
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Morehouse College commencement speaker vows to pay off class of 2019's student loans

1 month ago   |   By ABC

Morehouse College seniors got a surprise Sunday when billionaire investor Robert F. Smith announced during his commencement speech that he would pay off the student-loan debt for the historically black college's graduating class.
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Morehouse College graduation speaker pledges to pay class of 2019 student debt

Morehouse College graduation speaker pledges to pay class of 2019 student debt

1 month ago   |   By WTAE

Robert F. Smith, a billionaire technology investor and philanthropist, says his family is providing grants to wipe out the student debt of the entire 2019 class.
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