Hollins University will begin offering tuition-free education to young women in the Roanoke area selected for a special program.
The Hope Scholar program, which stands for Hollins Opportunity for Promise through Education, exists to alleviate difficulties with private college tuition fees for students with financial need, officials said.
“If you thought attending Hollins University was out of reach, we have great news for you,” the university said on its website.
When selecting attendees, the university will give preference to applicants from families with an adjusted gross household income of $ 50,000 or less, said Ashley Browning, vice president of enrollment management. It is accepting applications until Jan. 1 from interested women enrolled in a high school in Virginia who live within 40 miles of the Hollins campus. Those selected will start classes in the fall of 2022.
Tuition fees at Hollins are currently $ 39,360 per year. However, all students can receive financial aid of at least $ 24,000, more if they are academically strong. The Hope program, as a last dollar scholarship program, will pay the remainder of the remaining tuition fees after the financial aid, reducing the student’s tuition fees to zero. Hollins plans to contribute his own endowment to make this all possible, Browning said.
I hope students who choose to live on campus will be charged for room and board, which currently cost nearly $ 15,000 a year, Browning said.