Operating under the COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly put extra strain on students at universities nationwide, but especially at HBCUs. Hampton University is stepping up to eliminate one less stressor on students’ plates.

The university announced that there will not be a tuition and boarding price increase for the 2022-2023 school year. Hampton University also announced that it will erase all outstanding student balances for the Spring 2022 semester.

“In keeping with the University’s efforts to help our students, there will be no increase in tuition, fees, room and board for the 2022-2023 academic year,” said Hampton University President, Dr. William R. Harvey.  “In addition, on behalf of the University, I am pleased to announce that all outstanding balances for the Spring 2022 semester will be erased.  We hope that this action will continue to assist our students and their families at our Home by the Sea.” 

This is the latest of a chain of generous acts by the university. Qualified students received grants that helped pay their remaining Fall 2021 balance, and all enrolled students received a $200 scholarship for books.

We hope the university continues to support its students in such an abundant manner, and that other HBCUs follow suit.