TSU Students Help Pay Tuition for Others

From Channel 5 News

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee State University helps dozens of student stay in school by paying the remaining balance of their tuition.

If there is one part of the college experience that has not changed over time, its the continuing rise in tuition costs.

The reality for twins Kanisha and Kyisha Davis from Chicago hit home when they were informed they would be purged from their classes at Tennessee State University.

“You’re just like, ‘Oh my, what am I going to do? I don’t have, I already took out loans and you are worried about going home,” said Kyisha.

Kanisha replied with, “It was actually scary because it feels like you are so far from home. You are like, what are you going to do now. If we were to get purged and have to leave at 4:30 and it’s like, where would I go?”

This is reality for dozens of students on college campuses across the country.

After scholarships, financial aid or grants run out, the balance is left up to the student and their families, many times leaving student with the only option of returning home.

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