Proving to be a university of opportunity, UA recently launched the Zips Affordability Scholarship, which will allow Pell-eligible students to complete a bachelor’s degree with the cost of tuition and the general fee completely covered after federal and state grants have been applied. UA has gone one step further in support of these students, offering the Strong Start summer program. The program will give students a positive start at UA by allowing them to take no-cost, credit-bearing summer classes in both face-to-face and online formats.
The Strong Start program and the Zips Affordability Scholarship are two initiatives recently announced by UA in addition to a tuition freeze for the 2021-2022 academic year and a 30% reduction of on-campus housing rates for all students.
“As the cost of a college attendance continues to rise across the country, we realized we needed to take significant steps to help our students,” says John Wiencek, executive vice president and provost. “The Zips Affordability Scholarship and Strong Start summer program are two ways that UA is showing its dedication to students in Northeast Ohio.”
All students who qualify for the Zips Affordability Scholarship will be invited to take part in the Strong Start summer program, and the first 100 students who commit to full participation will be enrolled.
The Strong Start summer program will help students in several ways:
“We realize that we need to do our part to help remove the barriers to degree attainment, which is so critical to developing talent and moving our region forward,” said Wiencek. “The Zips Affordability Scholarship and Strong Start program will help local students get a solid start in their college career.”
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