Jake Tapper ’91: ‘Financial Aid Holds the Key’

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The CNN anchor and students show how strong support from Dartmouth changes their lives.


CNN anchor Jake Tapper ’91 served on Dartmouth’s Presidential Commission on Financial Aid during the pandemic and is eager to demonstrate the life-changing power of Dartmouth’s financial aid program through videos.

“We want the world’s best and brightest to be a vital part of the Dartmouth community, regardless of whether they have money, and financial aid holds the key so they can go out and change the world,” says Tapper, a member of the Board of Trustees.

Tapper says that Dartmouth is able to “cover the student’s full financial need, without the student needing to take out loans.”

In this video trailer featuring Tapper, hear from four Dartmouth students—Awo Adu ’22, Raylen Bark ’24, Emma Johnson ’24, and Manuel Patiño ’22—as they describe what support from Dartmouth has meant for them.

You can also watch the full video of each student.

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