Active Bloggers

Kennedy Williams Kennedy Williams
Spelman College class of 2020
LaMarr Blackmon LaMarr Blackmon
Cal St Univ, Long Beach class of 1992
HBCU CONNECT HBCU CONNECT
Central State University class of 1995
Tieuel Legacy Tieuel Legacy
class of
Reggie Culpepper Reggie Culpepper
Clark Atlanta University class of 1998
Elynor Moss Elynor Moss
North Carolina Central University class of 2003
Kamal Imani Kamal Imani
New York Inst of Tech class of 1997
Dixie Somers Dixie Somers
Other College... class of 2004

Philander Smith College Clears Continuing Students’ Balances for Fall 2021

Philander Smith College Clears Continuing Students’ Balances for Fall 2021
Posted By: Kennedy Williams on August 05, 2021

Philander Smith College recently announced that it has cleared all outstanding balances for students who attended Spring 2020 through Spring 2021 semesters. As a result, any balance owed to the institution after financial aid, scholarships and/or other payments were applied have been completely wiped out for returning students, paving the way for their Fall 2021 Semester enrollment without financial restraint.

“We understand that the pandemic has disproportionately affected the families of the students we serve in myriad ways, with economic constraints being chief among the impacts,” remarked Philander Smith College President Roderick L. Smothers, Sr. “So it was critically important for us to eliminate any financial obstacle to returning to our institution.



Without the pressure of an outstanding a debt to the college, our students can resume their studies with one less burden.”

Along with relief for continuing students, PSC is also offering a $2,000 Enrollment Grant to first-year students who enroll for the fall that will be applied toward tuition and fees. In addition, all students are eligible to receive a $500 Wellness Credit with proof of any COVID-19 vaccination. These financial incentives are being made available to students thanks to funds received through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (that provided nearly $40 billion to colleges and universities in response to the pandemic) in conjunction with Title III funds.

"While we cannot undo the challenges and sacrifices our students have faced throughout these unprecedented times, we are grateful to be able to provide some financial support to clear the way for them to finish what they have started at Philander Smith College,” Smothers said.

Enrollment is currently taking place for new and returning PSC students. Fall classes start August 16.

SOURCE: Philander Smith College
If you enjoyed this article, Join HBCU CONNECT today for similar content and opportunities via email!
Comments
Please Login To Post Comments...
Email:
Password:

 
More From This Author
Milton Barney Tabbed To Lead MVSU Baseball Program
Grambling State Names Jay J. Ellis Chief Information Officer
FSU Figures Prominently in Fayetteville Observer’s 40 Under 40 List FSU Alumni, Faculty Honored
ECSU Private Fundraising Total Surpasses $3 Million for FY22
Hampton University Alumni and Friends Donate $60,000 to Character Matters Scholarship and to Support Campus Ministries
Alumni Members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Raise $480,000 for Florida A&M University and Award $110,000 in Scholarships to
Latest News
Milton Barney Tabbed To Lead MVSU Baseball Program

Milton Barney Tabbed To Lead MVSU Baseball Program

The Mississippi Valley State University baseball program has found its new coach as Milton Barney Jr. becomes the seventh head coach in the 66-year history of the program. "What we are going to do ...more
Kennedy Williams • 28 Views • August 15th, 2022
Grambling State Names Jay J. Ellis Chief Information Officer

Grambling State Names Jay J. Ellis Chief Information Officer

Grambling State University officials announced today that Jay J. Ellis, CISM has been named Chief Information Officer at Grambling State University (GSU). Having served recently as the Director of Inf ...more
Kennedy Williams • 49 Views • August 15th, 2022
FSU Figures Prominently in Fayetteville Observer’s 40 Under 40 List FSU Alumni, Faculty Honored

FSU Figures Prominently in Fayetteville Observer’s 40 Under 40 List FSU Alumni, Faculty Honored

Fayetteville State University (FSU) alumni and faculty comprise nearly 25% of The Fayetteville Observer’s 2022 class of 40 Under 40. Of the more than 250 nominations received, eight FSU alumni and an ...more
Kennedy Williams • 19 Views • August 15th, 2022
ECSU Private Fundraising Total Surpasses $3 Million for FY22

ECSU Private Fundraising Total Surpasses $3 Million for FY22

Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) recorded $3,261,722 in private gifts for the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2022. Giving was up significantly in comparison to the 2021 fiscal year in multiple d ...more
Kennedy Williams • 40 Views • August 15th, 2022
Hampton University Alumni and Friends Donate $60,000 to Character Matters Scholarship and to Support Campus Ministries

Hampton University Alumni and Friends Donate $60,000 to Character Matters Scholarship and to Support Campus Ministries

On Sunday, May 22, then Hampton University President-Elect Darrell K. Williams and Mrs. Myra Richardson Williams were the guests of honor at a reception organized by The Friends of Hampton University ...more
Kennedy Williams • 32 Views • August 15th, 2022
Popular News
Louisiana Upholds Life Sentence to Black Man For Stealing Hedge Trimmers in 1997

Louisiana Upholds Life Sentence to Black Man For Stealing Hedge Trimmers in 1997

While this may not be HBCU related news, as an AFrican American male, I had to share this appalling decision by the Louisiana court system to keep a man in jail with a life sentence for such a petty c ...more
Will Moss • 386,861 Views • August 6th, 2020
Apple to Invest over $40 Million Dollars into HBCUs - Time to major in Computer Science!!!

Apple to Invest over $40 Million Dollars into HBCUs - Time to major in Computer Science!!!

On Tuesday Johnny C. Taylor, President and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund stopped by “NewsOne Now” to make a major announcement that could literally change the lives of thousands of HBCU st ...more
Will Moss • 118,720 Views • March 11th, 2015
Blonde Instagram Model Goes Viral for Graduating from HBCU and Pledging Delta Sigma Theta!

Blonde Instagram Model Goes Viral for Graduating from HBCU and Pledging Delta Sigma Theta!

A blonde woman is going viral this morning, for graduating from A Historically Black College while pledging a Black sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated. @Blonde_HBCU The woman, an IG ...more
Will Moss • 111,622 Views • November 30th, 2020
Kamala Harris Promises to Forgive Student Loan Debt for HBCU Graduates

Kamala Harris Promises to Forgive Student Loan Debt for HBCU Graduates

Harris promises to offer free tuition for low-income students at public and historically Black colleges Democratic VP candidate also pledges to forgive student-loan debt for HBCU graduates who earn ...more
Will Moss • 72,465 Views • September 10th, 2020
Black Billionaire Robert F. Smith to  Donate $50 Million to Support STEM Students at HBCUs

Black Billionaire Robert F. Smith to Donate $50 Million to Support STEM Students at HBCUs

The Student Freedom Initiative announced today a $50 million personal gift from Robert F. Smith, philanthropist and Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners. This gift matches the initial fu ...more
Will Moss • 72,293 Views • October 22nd, 2020
Please Give Us a Like on Facebook!