This year several of the Ivies announced that families with income less than $60,000 (the exact number will vary with the college) will not have to pay tuition. My question is how much would the de-facto tuition be for a student whose family earns $70,000. Would he pay pro-rated or based on only the additional $10,000 similar to how Income Tax works? Seems unfair that if a student's family earns an income above the cutoff he or she will have to pay fulll tuition. Thanks for any replies in advance.