Howard University, the historically Black research university in Washington, D.C., has made good on its plan to reward students who graduate on time. A year ago, the university announced that it would offer a 50 percent rebate on the last semester’s tuition for students who complete their degrees in the traditional four-year time frame. The university has issued rebates to qualifying students.
Howard’s tuition is nearly $12,000 per semester. So qualifying students would receive rebates of up to $6,000. While no information was provided on how many students received rebates, the latest U.S. Department of Education data shows that 43 percent of entering students graduate from Howard within four years.
Wayne A. I. Frederick, president of Howard University, stated that the university “has an unwavering commitment to the needs of its students. We are excited to offer our students this financial rebate as a reward for accomplishing their goals on time. We certainly hope that some financial relief is provided as well.”