The move won praise from educators who said they hope it will inspire other colleges to follow suit.
The decision by the small liberal arts college would affect only a few dozen students. But it comes at a time when colleges have been criticized for using their resources to lure high-achieving students â€” many of whom don’t need the money to attend college â€” thereby improving a school’s academic standing at the expense of its economic diversity.
Hamilton costs $43,890 a year for tuition, room and board. At those prices, a lot of families will qualify as needy. But I hate to see the end of the idea of merit.