In a recent announcement, Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey announced that HBCU will not increase tuition, fees, or room and board for the upcoming academic year. Additionally, any outstanding student balance for the Spring 2022 semester will be cleared.
“In line with the University’s efforts to help our students, there will be no increase in tuition fees, room and board fees for the 2022-2023 academic year,” Dr. Harvey said. “Furthermore, on behalf of the University, I am pleased to announce that all outstanding balances for the 2022 spring semester will be cleared. We hope this action will continue to help our students and their families in our waterfront home. of the sea. “
Officials at the Virginia-based institution say the decision to offer financial aid stems from ongoing financial hardship from the COVID-19 pandemic.
This current move is the latest from Hampton to provide economic relief to its students. Last August, qualified students received financial disbursements, according to the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. The money distributed to students was given to those who had an outstanding balance from the spring 2021 semester.
In addition to federal funds to help ease the burden of last semester’s costs, Hampton has issued $200 book grants to all students enrolled for the spring 2022 semester.
As a good faith measure for those who recently graduated, Hampton sent direct payments of $500 to the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021 to help with student loan repayments. Students who were lucky enough not to have a student loan received a $150 reimbursement for their graduation costs. Without any deferment plan, student loans usually have to be repaid up to six months after graduation.