Yale’s drama school goes tuition-free following $150 million gift

By: | July 1, 2021

Entertainment mogul David Geffen donated $150 million to Yale University, a gift that will cover tuition for drama students at the Ivy League campus from this point forward, the school said.

The donation also means the School of Drama will now be known as the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale University, according to a statement.

“The purpose of this extraordinary and unprecedented donation is to ensure that from this day forward, in perpetuity, full-time students in degree and certificate programs will receive 100 percent tuition remission, beginning with the 2021-22 academic year,” the drama school’s statement said. “These programs are now, and always will be, ‘tuition free.’ ”

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