Swannanoa’s Warren Wilson College recently made national news by announcing a new free tuition program. The historic initiative, which begins with the fall 2018 incoming class, guarantees a tuition-free education to every NC student who qualifies for federal or state need-based aid.
In addition to the program for NC residents, the college will offer full-tuition scholarships to 25 incoming students whose family income levels are equal to, or below, $125,000 per year. This competitive scholarship program doesn’t require residency, and is open to middle-income families who may not qualify for aid, but are unable to comfortably pay for college.
The free tuition programs were spearheaded by Warren Wilson’s new president, Lynn Morton. Morton worked with the college’s Office of Admissions to design tuition initiatives in the spirit of Warren Wilson’s tradition of diversity and educational access for all. To further this goal, the college has also eliminated the application fee for all students, effective immediately.
To learn more about the free tuition programs, please visit www.warren-wilson.edu/ncfree.
Warren Wilson College is also expanding its degree programs beginning with the 2018 academic year. Changes include the addition of majors in Economics and Expressive Arts Therapy, and the relaunching of the College’s music degree program,with an emphasis on traditional Appalachian music.