Centenary launches affordability pledge to close tuition gap for Louisiana students

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary College has announced the new Centenary Affordability Pledge (CAP), an initiative that will provide full tuition coverage for all new, incoming Louisiana students who are Pell Grant and TOPS eligible. Under the CAP, the College will cover any tuition expenses that remain after the Pell and TOPS awards have been applied.

By closing the gap between Pell/TOPS awards and tuition costs, the CAP will provide eligible Louisiana students with up to four years of full tuition. The program will be available to all new, incoming students from Louisiana beginning in fall 2022. Students can use student or parent loans, work/study, or private scholarships to cover room and board.

“Centenary has had a long history of making a quality college education affordable for all students through academic merit scholarships, need based grants and aid as well as the use of federal funds,” said Calhoun Allen, vice president for enrollment and marketing at Centenary. “With the CAP we have taken that a step further, ensuring that the students who need the most assistance have full tuition completely covered."

The CAP further strengthens Centenary’s existing commitment to making an outstanding liberal arts education accessible and affordable for all students. The College was recently recognized by the Princeton Review as a “Best Value College,” a distinction bestowed on just over 1% of the country’s four-year colleges. U.S. News & World Report also ranked Centenary #106 out of more than 200 institutions in its “Top Performers in Social Mobility” list released earlier this month. The Social Mobility list measures an institution’s graduation rates for students receiving federal Pell Grants, some of whom will now also have access to the CAP.

For more information about the Centenary Affordability Pledge, visit centenary.edu/CAP.


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