Stanford Will Now Be Free To All Students From Families That Earn Less Than $125,000 Per Year
Bryce Covert

Doesn’t mean they’ll get accepted. You could also say nothing has changed and the accepted students would’ve just been the same people who would have received “scholarships” for “free tuition” anyway.

IMO “free tuition” is a bigger deal for “community colleges” — who have to accept every eligible applicant as long as there is space available — as opposed to ultra-selective institutions who can always reject anyone for any reason whatsoever.