Spelman College Asks Alumnae to Help Pay Tuition of Current Students

At the close of the fall semester, about one third of the students at Spelman College, the selective liberal arts educational institution for black women in Atlanta, had outstanding balances on their tuition bills. The college sent out an urgent e-mail to all alumnae asking for their help in retiring the students’ debt. Of particular concern was for college seniors who have not been able to pay their bills. Spelman urged alumnae to support these students so they could graduate. In one week the donations reduced the number of students with unpaid balances from 700 to 400.