Following the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of students and their families experienced financial landslides, complicating attending or paying for college.

Dr. William R. Harvey, Hampton University President, has announced it’s erasing students’ outstanding account balances for the spring semester and will not increase tuition for the 2022-2023 academic year.

The institution has recognized many Hampton University students and their families have continued to experience financial hardships and have suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“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,” Dr. Harvey said.

“In addition, on behalf of the University, I am pleased to announce that all outstanding balances for the Spring 2022 semester will be erased,” he said. “We hope that this action will continue to assist our students and their families at our Home by the Sea.”

This is the latest example of Hampton University assisting its student body financially. 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, gifting on-campus students $100 to cover travel costs on and off-campus. 

In May of the same year, HU provided each student in the graduating Classes of 2020 and 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, and students who did not have student loans were reimbursed their graduation fee of $150.