Wartburg College announced that all students enrolled full-time during the 2020-21 school year will be eligible for a fifth year at the college tuition free. The offer was extended to ensure all current students impacted by changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic could get what they call the full Wartburg experience. Students have already and will likely miss more co-curricular and extra-curricular activities ranging from sports and music to student organizations.
Wartburg president Darrel Colson said in a release, “Because the pandemic has interrupted so many of our normal activities, we want to ensure that our graduates receive the full benefit of a Wartburg education. Offering free tuition for a fifth year seems to fit the bill; students can return for another semester or year to complete any activity they feel as if they left unfinished.”
Colson added, “Whether they are first-year students just beginning their journey as a Knight or seniors contemplating that next step, we want to ensure that all of our current students are given every opportunity to live the fullness of the Wartburg experience.”