Clinton College, a small historically Black college (HBCU) located in Rock Hill, South Carolina is offering all full-time students free tuition for the upcoming 2021-22 academic year.
According to the Associated Press, Clinton College President Lester McCorn announced in early August that qualifying full-time students could attend at no cost for tuition.
The College had earlier committed to slash fall tuition by 50 percent for its students, and offer every student a new tablet, but with the continued financial strain of the pandemic, decided to do away with tuition altogether.
“It has been taxing for each and everyone of us,” McCorn said of the pandemic. “At Clinton College, we have done our best to keep the school moving forward and providing a quality education, even in a virtual environment.”
The cost of tuition for full-time students is listed as $4,960 per semester, while a full year costs $9,920. Vaccinated students are permitted to live on campus and will still be responsible for the costs of room and board. Those who attend full-time and live off campus can take their courses online free of charge.
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