Cleveland State will cover the cost of spring semester if freshman successfully complete fall 2020

Posted at 10:26 AM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-04 10:26:07-04

CLEVELAND — Cleveland State University officials said it will cover the costs of the spring 2021 semester for incoming freshman with what its calling a 2-for-1 tuition promise.

“We’ve heard from so many parents and students that are interested in continuing their education, and starting their education, at a place that welcomes them,” said Harlan Sands, the president of the college. “This is part of who we are at Cleveland State. This is our core mission. We want as many folks to take advantage of what we are offering as possible.”

There are some requirements to qualify for the program.

If you enroll as a first-time freshman, you have to successfully complete Fall Semester of 2020 with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75.

That is a minimum completion of 12 credit hours during the fall semester.

The 2-for-1 tuition promise covers the balance of full-time tuition, up to 18 credits, after the application of grants or scholarships that student may receive.

“The ultimate goal is to just get our engaged learning product to as many freshman as we can,” said Sands.

He said the school recognizes that 2020 has been a particularly challenging year for everyone, and this program will ease the financial burden for students and families while motivating a student to succeed.

“As we go through these challenging times, education is the big equalizer, it always has been and it always will be, in terms of social mobility, in terms of our responsibility as a society to get folks to a better place,” he said.

Out of state students can apply for the program, too. It will appear on a student’s account as a grant and is specific for the Spring 2021 term.

For more on the program, click here.