Union President Announces No Tuition Increases for New Academic Year – COVID-19 Emergency Grant Established by Alumni Association for Struggling Students

Union President, Dr. Karen Shuster Webb, has announced that there will be no tuition increases for bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs for the 2020-2021 academic year beginning on July 1, 2020. In addition, the Ph.D. residency fee has been waived for this upcoming academic year.

This news comes at an opportune moment when many of Union’s more than 1000 students are struggling with the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Webb noted, “While Union’s model and legacy of distance, low-residency, and online learning has served our students and the university well during this time, we fully understand and acknowledge that our students’ lives have been impacted in countless ways. This is something we could do to ease their stress and their financial obligations.”

graduates smilingTuition and fees for each program can be found at this link.

In addition to no increases in tuition, students can petition the university for a small emergency grant, made possible by an allocation of funds from Union’s International Alumni Association. Faculty and staff have also contributed to this fund, allowing for one-time $300 grants to students in need.

To contribute to the COVID-19 Emergency Fund, click here and scroll down the designation dropdown options.