Central State University, the historically Black educational institution in Wilberforce, Ohio, has announced a series of financial incentives for new and returning students starting this fall. The university’s leadership team noted the importance of providing additional financial assistance for students and their families as the country continues to navigate through the impacts of the global pandemic.
All new and returning students who are in good academic standing with the university will receive a 10 percent tuition reduction and a 30 percent reduction of housing fees for the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters. An enrollment deposit scholarship of $500 was awarded to students with a grade point average between 2.25 and 2.69. For those with a higher grade point average, a $1,000 bonus was awarded.
Incoming freshmen students who have a 3.5 unweighted cumulative grade point average coming out of high school qualify to apply to the University’s Honors College. Honors students will receive a First Semester Scholarship which covers tuition and fees. Those who qualify will also have the option of residing in honors residence halls with other academically motivated students.
“In line with our mission to provide a quality and well-rounded education for our students, it is imperative for Central State University to give every opportunity in order to enable deserving and motivated students the ability to attend and benefit from our great institution,” said Jack Thomas, president of Central State University. “At Central State, students have an opportunity to fully develop and position themselves for lifelong success. While we continue to persevere through the pandemic, CSU is here to offer our support for those who wish to move forward with their educational development and professional aspirations.”