Former new York mayor Bloomberg donated to the University $ 1.8 billion

© AP Photo / Thibault Saminejad and former new York mayor Michael Bloomberg. Archival photo<img src="/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/11/340dd7d19b3f22e3d62c75611afcb608.jpg" alt="Former new York mayor Bloomberg donated to the University $ 1.8 billion” />© AP Photo / Thibault Camus

American entrepreneur and former new York mayor Mike Bloomberg has written in the microblog in Twitter that he donated to his Alma mater, Johns Hopkins University, $ 1.8 billion.

«I give $ 1.8 billion to Johns Hopkins University as a financial aid to the acceptance of students in the University never depended on their financial status. I want to open the same door of opportunity that I had, for generations of talented students, regardless of their financial situation,» wrote Bloomberg.

The former mayor wrote in his original New York Times article that, in considering documents admissions in US universities drew attention to the ability of the applicant to pay the tuition at the University. Thus, the University gives preference to children from more wealthy families before applicants with higher grades, if their families have low or moderate incomes.

He added that now the financial issue will not be a factor when making decisions in his Alma mater. The University will be able to provide more financial aid, replacing loans with grants.

Bloomberg added that he was able to go to College thanks to student loan part, and he was always grateful for the opportunity to study at University. He made the first donation in the amount of five dollars a year of graduation.

Bloomberg was the mayor of the largest city in the United States from 2002 to 2013. In January 2014 he was appointed ban Ki-moon, the UN special envoy on cities and climate change.