Stillman College pays off 2020, 2021 debt for students
Stillman College in Tuscaloosa is assisting its students amid the COVID-19 pandemic by granting them a little bit of financial relief.
College President Cynthia Warrick announced June 15 that all debt to the college for all of 2020 and the spring of 2021 has been settled and carries a $0 balance.
In all, more than $736,000 in debt for 292 students was eliminated.
The effort was made possible by pandemic resources provided by the federal government, and Stillman decided to direct those funds toward assisting students during the pandemic, the college said in a news release.
Warrick said relieving students’ debt means they have a brighter financial future ahead.
“As these graduates begin their lives as leaders in service of their communities, Stillman is blessed to be able to give them a fresh start by relieving their student debt to the university during the pandemic,” Warrick said in a statement. “This is consistent with our philosophy at Stillman College to prioritize student success in the best way we can.”