Marshall, TX – During the commencement ceremony at Wiley College, the entire college class got 100% of their student debt paid off by an anonymous donor.
The 100 plus students in attendance were surprised and relieved when the President and CEO of Wiley College, Dr. Herman J. Felton Jr. said this:
“Our commitment to our students goes beyond their time while they are enrolled. We are grateful for this anonymous donor who will assist the students in paying off their balances.”
The total amount of the student debt paid off was approximately $300,000.
Previous to the donation, quite a few of the graduates were unsure how they would pay off their debt because of the pandemic.
However, Wiley College has lowered the cost of tuition over the past few years. The current cost per year is $17,500.
The university itself focuses on academics aimed at social betterment and leadership. This generous gift seems to be in this same spirit.
“As Wiley College closes the academic semester and prepares for its Sesquicentennial Celebrations beginning in July, this is a great way to start the celebration of 150 years of the College’s contributions to the world.”, Felton went on to say.
What a way to celebrate the school’s 133rd graduation ceremony. These students can go into their futures without burden and embody the Wiley College motto:
“Go Forth and Inspire.”
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