06/09/2011 09:02 am ET Updated Aug 09, 2011

N.Y.U. Partners With University Of The People

New York University, well on its way to becoming the first truly global university, is starting a new partnership with the University of the People, a unusual nonprofit online school offering free classes to students around the world.

With the collaboration, students who show exceptional promise after at least a year of studies with the University of the People could apply to N.Y.U.'s Abu Dhabi campus and be eligible for financial aid.