Thanks to a $1 billion gift, tuition will be free at a New York City medical school Students at Albert Einstein College of Medicine won't have to pay tuition after the school received a $1 billion gift. Ruth Gottesman made the donation using money left to her by her late husband.

Thanks to a $1 billion gift, tuition will be free at a New York City medical school

Thanks to a $1 billion gift, tuition will be free at a New York City medical school

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Students at Albert Einstein College of Medicine won't have to pay tuition after the school received a $1 billion gift. Ruth Gottesman made the donation using money left to her by her late husband.

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Michel Martin. What would you do if you could go to school for free? Starting in August, medical students at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York will find out. That's thanks to a $1 billion donation from a former professor, Ruth Gottesman. Professor Gottesman's late husband, a top Wall Street financier, left her a portfolio of stock with instructions to do whatever she wanted. And she wants the school to attract students from diverse backgrounds and allow them to graduate without debt. It's MORNING EDITION.

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