HBCU DIGEST: Hampton to offer free tuition, room and board to Ukrainian refugees

Hampton University this week announced plans to offer free summer session tuition and housing to students displaced by Russian military aggression in Ukraine.

“The collective Hampton University faculty, staff and students are heart-broken because the war-torn country of Ukraine must deal with atrocities like the bombing of maternity wards, hospitals, and other civilian areas,” said Hampton University President, Dr. William R. Harvey. “I think this partnership is something that can be beneficial to a great number of students and families.  My entire career has been focused on helping people to achieve and meet their goals.” 

In a release, officials said that between 50-100 students would be accommodated as part of the humanitarian effort to support continuing education, particularly for students from nations within the African Diaspora who may have been studying in the country.

Ukrainian and international college students affected by the combat will be able to attend classes at Hampton for the 2022 summer session, with the option to remain at the university at regular rates beginning this fall.

In 2019, Hampton made a similar offer to students studying at the University of the Bahamas who were displaced by Hurricane Dorian.

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