The class of 2022 from Wiley College left college debt-free. At the 133 graduation ceremony, Dr. Herman J. Felton, Jr., president & CEO of the Texas college, announced at the commencement ceremony that the graduating students’ balances were been paid off by a philanthropic donor who wanted to remain anonymous.
The estimated total debt of the more than 100 students in Wiley College’s class of 2022 totaled $300,000, according to a press release.
“Our commitment to our students goes beyond their time while they are enrolled,” Felton said. “We are grateful for this anonymous donor who will assist the students in paying off their balances.”
Wiley College, a historically Black college located in Marshall, Texas who’s motto is “Go forth Inspired,” has lowered their tuition fees in the past years to $17,500 to cover the following: fees, room, and board, TrueActivist reported.
“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 said.