Early surprise: Wilberforce University cancels class debt on Saturday
WILBERFORCE, Ohio (WDTN) – Wilberforce University students received a graduation giveaway scheduled for their start on Saturday.
At the end of the start, President Elfred Anthony Pinkard told the graduates that their Wilberforce University fines and other debts owed to the university for 2020 and 2021 were written off at a balance of zero.
The total tally that has been wiped out of all Wilberforce students enrolled in 2020 and 2021 exceeds $ 375,000, according to the university.
âAs these graduates begin their lives as responsible adults, we are honored to be able to give them a fresh start by relieving their student debt to the university,â said Pinkard.
University graduate students with Masters in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and CLIMB Adult Education program at the event. The start of this social distancing year combined the classes of 2020 and 2021.
Wilberforce University said its dollars to write off debt came from various scholarships such as the United Negro College Fund, Inc., Jack and Jill, Inc., and other institutional funding to help students fund their graduate studies. .
âI couldn’t believe it when he said it. I now know that God will be with me. Now I can use that money and invest it in my future, âsaid 2021 WU alumnus Rodman Allen.