Now for some happy news — nearly 200 students got a free ride to Kent State University courtesy of LeBron James.
The junior class of the baller’s I Promise school network was taken on a visit to the Ohio school, but when the 193 students arrived on campus, school officials revealed that they would have all four years of their education paid for, as well as a free year of room and board.
The moment was caught in a YouTube video — and as you’d expect, the kids freaked out.
With tuition for in-state students around $11,000 a year, TMZ estimates that the bill for all the students over four years comes to more than $8 million.
- The kids will have to maintain a good standing and volunteer in the community, but it’s still a great deal.
- LeBron promised he’d provide college tuition for all of his students — and so far he’s kept it.
- $8 million is a lot of money, but LeBron’s yearly salary is estimated at $35.65 million. And that’s before endorsement deals and other businesses.