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Hampton University planning to clear balance for current students

HAMPTON, VA — In April 2022, Hampton University announced that they would be clearing all outstanding balances for students enrolled in the Spring 2022 term.

Soon to be former Hampton University President Harvey released the following statement, “Recognizing that many Hampton University students and their families have continued to experience financial hardships and have suffered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.” 

This announcement also comes after Hampton U announced that they would assist students affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

“HU has announced no increase in tuition, fees, room, and board for the 2022-2023 academic year. In addition, all outstanding student account balances for the Spring 2022 semester will be erased,” he added.    

The Historically Black College/University (HBCU) released additional information about the assistance offered to students during the COVID-19 pandemic stating, “Qualified students received distributions under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund and those who had an outstanding balance after the Spring 2021 semester had their balances paid off.”

The University also issued a $200.00 book scholarship to all enrolled students for the Spring 2022 semester. In April of 2020, Dr. and Mrs. Harvey made a $100,000 matching donation of their own money to a $100,000 gift from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to provide each on-campus student with $100 to assist with travel costs to retrieve their belongings from campus or to return to school in the fall. 

In May, Hampton University provided each graduate in the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021 who had a federal student loan the sum of $500 toward repayment of that loan. These payments were sent directly to the U.S. Department of Education loan servicer that was the holder of the student loan. Students who did not have student loans were reimbursed their graduation fee of $150.”

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