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The Country's Oldest Private HBCU Just Erased Student Debt For Graduates

What would you do if told your student debt could be erased? These students don’t even have to consider this question because it’s been done! Insider reports that the president of Wilberforce University, the country’s oldest private historically Black university, surprised Saturday’s graduating class with the gift of a lifetime- no student debt! During his commencement address, President Elfred Anthony Pickard announced that he would forgive the students’ debt. He proposed the move came after realizing the difficulties students faced while attending school remotely during the pandemic. “Because we are in awe of your strength and perseverance because you have made your family and yourselves proud because you have shown that you are capable of doing work under difficult circumstances because you represent the best of your generation, we wish to give you a fresh start,”  said Pinkard in his speech. “So, therefore, the Wilberforce University board of trustees has authorized me to...

Shanique Yates

Jun 2, 2021