Bethel University to help students hit hard by pandemic

ST.JOSEPH COUNTY,Ind.—  Some colleges across the county are set to re-open with a combination of in-person and virtual- online classes this fall.

Bethel University in Mishawaka recently announced this coming fall semester, classes will resume face-to-face.  The vice president for institutional advancement at the university said they aren’t going to adjust tuition prices, but they do plan on helping students financially.

Matthew Lentsch said that some of their current students have been hit hard during the pandemic, with one or more parent being laid off.

Bethel University has received some funding from the CARES Act, along with some donations that is being applied to a COVID-19 Benevolence fund to help assist students.  They also plan on waving holds so students can register for the fall semester.

“We are being as flexible as we can, to meet as many student needs as possible,” Lentsch said. “So, that we can make sure that are students are able to come back in the fall.”

So far the university has received 60 applications. Lentsch said that they’ll continue to take in applications until the money runs out.

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