Finlandia University is pleased to announce a seven year extension of the Hancock Promise (formerly Finlandia Promise or Hancock Award) between the Hancock school district and university. The Hancock Promise allows for Hancock Central High School graduates to attend Finlandia University at a tuition cost of up to only $2500.00 per school year.
“The Hancock Promise is a core expression of Finlandia’s commitment to champion and support private higher education for neighboring families who thought it to be out of reach,” said FinnU President Philip Johnson. “The Hancock Promise brings to our campus highly motivated students, grateful for a quality private higher ed experience that is close to home and offers exceptional small college value.”
Annually, approximately 18-26 students have taken advantage of the program since it began in 2009.
The original agreement included Finlandia’s acquisition of the old Hancock High School building, slated to become the new house of the College of Health Sciences, and Hancock using the university’s football field. Construction of the College of Health Sciences building began earlier this year. The extension has additional benefits for each school such as Finlandia’s use of Hancock’s old bus garage and the allowance of Hancock graduates to take a year off between high school and college without losing the benefit.Admissions, Financial Aid, Hancock High School, Hancock Promise, Philip Johnson, Scholarships