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Manchester University Waives Tuition For Some Incoming Students Due To Pandemic

Manchester University

In an effort to help incoming students weather the financial uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Manchester University in North Manchester is offering four years of free tuition to incoming freshmen for Fall 2020.  

Eligible freshmen must be Indiana residents, come from families that earn $65,000 a year or less, be eligible to receive a federal Pell grant, and have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, by the Indiana deadline.

Students must also agree to live on campus all four years, pay student fees, and room and board costs. 

Currently, more than 400 students admitted to the university for this fall qualify for the program. All Manchester students receive some kind of financial aid. Total enrollment at the university is about 1,400 students.  

In March, the university waived the undergraduate enrollment deposit requirement for students enrolling in Fall 2020. 

On Thursday, university officials also announced that the North Manchester and Fort Wayne campuses will reopen for classes in the fall. President Dave McFadden said the university is committed to keeping everyone in the campus community safe, and will use local, federal and state guidelines to develop safety strategies that protect everyone.