Franciscan University Will Cover 100% of Tuition Costs for New Students. For those who are looking for an excellent education in a beautiful setting, Franciscan may be the school for you.
Franciscan University of Steubenville in Steubenville, Ohio announced on Tuesday that it will be covering 100 percent of tuition costs for new students enrolling for the fall 2020 semester.
In response to the economic fallout due to the Chinese virus, Franciscan University will cover 100 percent of tuition costs after scholarships and grants for incoming full-time undergraduate students in the fall semester, according to a statement posted to the university’s website. This from the University.
“I must say this is not what I was expecting, but after discernment and discussion, it seemed like an excellent way to provide for new students and their families, many of whom are now hesitant to commit to on-campus higher education,” said Father Pivonka.
“I took it to prayer and ultimately, to our Board of Trustees. The trustees generously responded to this call from God to use our reserves in this unusual way to assist new students and to expand our mission as an academically excellent and passionately Catholic university. This initiative is a step in faith for Franciscan, and I seriously doubt we will ever do anything like this again. It will be difficult for us, but we think it’s the right thing to do.”