Fayetteville State uses $1.6 million to clear student debt
FAYETTEVILLE, N. C (WTVD) — Fayetteville State University is lifting a huge financial burden for students who say this couldn’t have come at a better time.
“Being able to have balances paid off so I can continue my education is really great,” said Leighton Galloway.
Galloway is a theater major and dance minor who dreams of one day becoming an actor, singer or dancer. The first-generation college student balances working two jobs with being a full time student to cover his expenses.
“Growing up and being told college is what you need to do in order to advance in life; not being able to completely afford it has always been a struggle,” Galloway said. “I know tons of friends who had past-due balances and couldn’t continue on with their education because of their past-due balance.”