University Announces Tuition Freeze and Student Grant Program for the 2020-21 Academic Year

Jersey City, N.J. – May 7, 2020 – Saint Peter’s today announced that the University has instituted a tuition freeze for all undergraduate, School of Professional and Continuing Studies (SPCS) and graduate students in all programs of study for the 2020-21 academic year. Additionally, returning full-time undergraduates will benefit from a one-time Cura Personalis Grant of up to $250 to be applied to unmet need in order to assist with degree completion. Cura Personalis is a Latin phrase, which means ‘care for the whole person,’ a hallmark of Jesuit education. These measures were established in response to the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic and the financial impact it is having on students and their families across the country.

“Value, affordability and college completion rates have always been major areas of focus for Saint Peter’s and we realize they have become more critical than ever,” said Eugene J. Cornacchia, Ph.D., president of Saint Peter’s University. “We have decided to institute the tuition freeze and grants because we want to do everything in our power to ensure that our students can remain a part of the Peacock family.”

Saint Peter’s University average net price, which is the cost to attend after financial aid is applied, is currently less than the cost to attend many public universities in New Jersey. The tuition freeze and grants will further reduce students’ out-of-pocket costs.

“We hear the concern from families about the challenges of making higher education affordable,” said Elizabeth Sullivan, vice president for enrollment management and marketing at Saint Peter’s University.  “These cost-saving measures, along with our already generous scholarships and grants, will provide a bridge for students to choose and continue to invest in a high-quality, personalized education, which is the foundation of Saint Peter’s University. College education is still part of the future and we are committed to helping students complete their degrees.”

In addition, Saint Peter’s University has extended the new student enrollment commitment date from May 1 to June 1 to offer new students flexibility with their college choice, and will continue to review new applications throughout the summer for the fall term.

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