RADFORD, Va. (WFXR) — In a continued effort to serve students from across Virginia, Radford University announced the launch of the ‘Radford Tuition Promise,’ on Thursday, Oct. 26.

Beginning in the 2024-2025 academic year, those who qualify for the program will receive federal, state, and gift aid to cover the cost of their tuition and Radford University. Both new and returning students will have access to the program beginning in the Fall of 2024. To qualify for the Radford Tuition Promise, students must have:

  • In-state Virginia residency
  • A household adjusted gross income (AGI) of $100,000 or less according to their 2022 federal income tax
  • A Student Aid Index (SAI) of less than $15,000 according to their free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Attend as a full-time, in-person undergraduate student

“The Radford Tuition Promise has the potential to affect approximately half of the undergraduate students who file a FAFSA, as well as significant numbers of prospective students,” said Radford University President Bret Danilowicz. “This will make a difference for families and students with the most need, but also those from middle-class households across Virginia. Radford University is already an affordable institution, and it is also a high-quality institution. Students will now have better access than ever to a four-year degree that will accelerate the path to their careers.”

The Radford Tuition Promise is funded through state and institutional gift aid. Qualifying students will not be required to take out a student loan for their tuition.

Radford University also recently announced their new Direct Admission offer for new freshman and transfer students, offering more ways for Virginia students to benefit from a Radford University Education. Direct admission recognizes and rewards talented applicants who meet specific academic criteria, ensuring they have a clear and direct route to admission at Radford University.

Freshman applicants seeking direct admission must have:

  • A high school transcript showing a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3
  • A passing grade in Algebra II

Transfer students seeking direct admission must have:

  • Transcripts from each previously attended institution
  • A calculated cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher

“Radford University’s new Radford Tuition Promise provides students and families with a great opportunity to receive a post-secondary education at a phenomenal institution,” Pulaski County Superintendent of Schools Robert Graham said. “We are certainly grateful for the work that President Danilowicz and his staff put into bringing this initiative to Radford University. We are excited for students and families in the Pulaski County Public School community who will take advantage of this wonderful offer.

For full details and requirements of the Radford Tuition Promise program, visit radford.edu/promise.