ATLANTA — Students at an Atlanta university were shocked over the weekend when their college debt mysteriously dropped to a zero balance.
Clark Atlanta University announced they are canceling all student account balances for the Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021 semesters.
"We understand these past two academic years have been emotionally and financially difficult on students and their families due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That is why we will continue to do all we can to support their efforts to complete their CAU education," President Dr. George T. French, Jr. said.
They said a "substantial amount of support" has been granted to the university from the federal government under the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.
“Their academic and professional future is important to me and the entire Clark Atlanta University family. We care about students and want to lighten their individual and family's financial load so they can continue their journey in pursuing and attaining their educational and professional goals," French said.