N.H.'s Franklin Pierce University Offers Free Semester to Students Displaced by Harvey

Aug 31, 2017

Franklin Pierce University is offering free tuition, room, and board for the fall semester to up to 20 college students displaced by Hurricane Harvey.

Linda Quimby, vice president of enrollment at Franklin Pierce, says the move is meant, in part, to send a message to current students about moral leadership.

“We do think it sends a powerful message. And we also feel that it’s a way that Franklin Pierce can best reach out to individuals who may be impacted by the storm.”

Franklin Pierce made a similar offer to students affected by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. 14 students from the New Orleans area enrolled under that program. Quimby says some of them said their time at Franklin Pierce was almost like a semester abroad.

She says Harvey students should apply online or by phone.