Miles College clears 2 years worth of students’ bills

Miles College
Miles College is clearing $2.1M in student debt. Photo via Miles College

Go Golden Bears! Miles College just cleared all outstanding student bills from the past five academic semesters. They’re using federal aid to help out their students. Keep scrolling to learn more about this unique student aid.

Making students the priority

Miles College
Miles College students. Photo via Miles College

Miles College just did something unheard of. They’ve cleared balances for all students who were enrolled in classes during the Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 semesters.

The college is using federal coronavirus funding to achieve this. They’re using money obtained through the CARES Act and Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) to help their students.

miles college campus
Miles College is Birmingham’s only HBCU. Photo via Miles College’s Facebook

Furthermore, over $2.1M in outstanding student balances will be cleared through the plan. This debt relief will assist students who were challenged financially and emotionally by the pandemic.

In addition, the college allocated $1.6M in emergency grant aid to provide additional resources to students as they continue to navigate the pandemic.

“During this time, students have faced many challenges, both academically and personally, yet they have continued to endure and pursue their higher education goals. As we begin the 2021-2022 school year, we look forward to supporting the success of our students.”

Bobbie Knight, President, Miles College.

Miles College continues tradition of excellence

Miles College clears 2 years worth of student bills
Miles College prioritizes its students. Photo via Miles College’s Facebook

Miles College is a premier liberal arts institution. Founded in 1898, the college works to grow educated leadership in the black community.

As Birmingham’s only historically black college (HBCU), Miles plays a huge role in The Magic City and beyond. This latest student assistance continues their tradition of servant leadership.

Miles College is always on the forefront of change. Here are other examples of their recent innovations:

  1. Teaming up with Lawson State to make college more affordable.
  2. Bringining business home with the Deep South Economic Mobility Collaborative (DSEMC).
  3. Installing the first Black Lives Matter mural on a university campus.
  4. Supporting other HBCUs through THE YARD.
  5. Partnering with Apple to create an on-campus coding and creativity center.

I can’t wait to see what the college does next! They’re constantly creating new ways to help their students thrive academically and emotionally.

For more on university news in Birmingham, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Linkedin.

Libby Foster
Libby Foster
Articles: 36