CNU decided to offer special scholarships for students who have been suffered from financial burdens due to COVID-19.
According to CNU, it has prepared the COVID-19 Special Scholarship to relieve the economic burden on students, which has been exacerbated due to the prolonged restrictions caused by COVID-19. In order to support students to better concentrate on their studies, CNU will give those who have enrolled in both the spring and fall semesters in 2020 a 10% refund on the actual tuition paid for the spring semester.
Students who are scheduled to register for the fall semester this year will receive a tuition reduction or exemption notice, and those who graduated in August and students who are taking a leave of absence in the fall semester will receive scholarships through account transfers. The maximum amount of support per capita was set at 200,000 won so that more students could enjoy the benefits evenly.
Previously, CNU promised to find a way to provide support for students at a public forum held on July 2nd. CNU has raised 1.84 billion KRW in total by budget and cost adjustments of individual colleges, affiliated facilities, and headquarters.
CNU also raised 140 million KRW through August 15th via the Love Student Campaign for Livelihood Support, in which professors and staff voluntarily participated. CNU is preparing for a detailed plan to distribute the funds to students in difficult economic circumstances.
President Jeong said, “With sincerity and willingness, CNU members have enabled measures to alleviate the difficulties of students and parent. As a result, we have prepared both the COVID-19 Special Scholarship and the Love Student Campaign for Livelihood Support. We believe that if we cooperate with each other especially in this hard time, we will surely overcome the current crisis.”