Tuition Freedom Day


Did you know that tuition currently covers only 77.5% of the education costs for a PLNU student?  In fact, never in the history of our university has tuition covered the entire cost of a student’s education.  So how is the remaining portion covered?  Through generous financial support PLNU receives as alumni contributions, donor gifts, corporate sponsorships, and foundation support.  That’s right!  It happens through gifts, both large and small, from people just like you.

Whether or not we realized it, each one of us who attended this university was helped by others who gave to subsidize the cost of our education. To celebrate this and raise awareness among students and alums, the Alumni Association, ASB, and Student Congress host Tuition Freedom Day. This has become an annual event to highlight the difference made in student's lives, through generous alumni support, and the impact we can make in the lives of countless future students through our faithful giving.

Tuition Freedom Day 2011

To celebrate and thank PLNU alumni & donors and to highlight their contribution to students’ education, the Alumni Association, Student Congress, and the ASB Board of Directors partnered with Sodexo and Bartell Hotels to host the third annual “Tuition Freedom Day” on March 25, 2011.  An informational video, produced by Bryan Bangerter (10) featuring Ally Beardsley (11) was shown before Chapel.  After Chapel, students enjoyed music, coffee, and pastries in the Rec Room and wrote thank you notes to alumni and other donors who have contributed to their education.  T-shirts were distributed to students to raise awareness.

Click Here to see the 2011 TFD Video!

Click Here to view and download 2011 TFD Photos!

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How can you help?  In addition to prayer and volunteer support, a crucial area of university support is the Alumni Giving Rate.  This rate is the percentage of alumni who have given a gift of any size to the university between July 1 and June 30.  When seeking financial support from foundations and corporate donors, the university is asked to provide its alumni giving rate.  US News and World Report also uses this figure when ranking institutions across the country. In both instances, the Alumni Giving Rate is seen as a measure of alumni satisfaction.  So a gift of any size makes a difference because it raises our Alumni Giving Rate.  If you haven’t given this year, please consider giving a gift by June 30 to help raise our Alumni Giving Rate!  Give Here!


Click Here to Check out the 2010 Tuition Freedom Day video


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