FAMU Cleared Students Debts Of Their Grads


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FAMU students got a surprise when the university announced it would be paying off student financial balances for the 2020-2021 school year.

“This is an indication of our commitment to student success and our hope that your time on the ‘Hill’ has been transformative as you take on the challenges of the day, go out and make a difference,” President Larry Robinson told the graduates.

The university used more than $16 million of funding from the federal CARES Act to cover the fees, tuition and unpaid student account balances.

“Clearing student account balances from the previous school year was a way of practicing our motto of ‘Excellence with Caring’ by supporting students and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said William E. Hudson Jr., FAMU’s vice president for student affairs.


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