Help for the Unemployed

Cornell waives application fees for M.B.A. programs for those recently unemployed by technology companies.

December 5, 2022
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Many colleges have fee waivers, either for low-income students or for all applicants.

Such efforts have been more rare in M.B.A. admissions. But Cornell University’s business school has just waived application fees, which total $200, for those who were laid off by tech companies.

In October, nearly 29,000 people at 150 companies lost tech-related jobs. Since Nov. 1, more than 25,000 more tech employees have been laid off.

The business school “has a strong track record of developing tech leaders and helping those students who seek to pivot into and out of tech positions,” said Dean Mark Nelson.

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Scott Jaschik

Scott Jaschik, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Doug Lederman, he leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards. Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Scott grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University in 1985. He lives in Washington.

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