Beginning in the fall of 2024, The Stephens Promise program will provide up to four years of free tuition for full-time students whose annual adjusted family income is less than $75,000, a cap that reflects Missouri’s median family income of $71,520.

To qualify for The Stephens Promise, students must have a GPA of 3.3 or greater, be residential students, and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year. The program will be available to all current, new and transfer undergraduate students who meet the criteria.

For many students, the Stephens Promise means they could graduate from college debt-free.

"We are delivering on our promise that students and families who need to take on college debt won’t have to,” said President Dianne Lynch.

About Stephens College

Stephens College has created groundbreaking educational opportunities for students since 1833. The College has built a foundation for the 21st century with its commitment to experiential learning, expanded health sciences and creative arts degrees, and targeted investment in programs leading to high-demand careers that serve and enrich communities. Stephens is an established undergraduate women’s education leader and a longtime innovator in providing flexible, co-educational master’s degrees and certificates for working professionals.


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