Some good news finally for students.

According to WMUR Channel 9, incoming freshmen at Southern New Hampshire University will get a free year of tuition!

SNHU President Paul LeBlanc tells WMUR that these plans had previously been in the works, but COVID-19 sped them up. LeBlanc says that too many young people we're being left behind because of the rising costs of education.

The current plan is to offer free tuition for the first year and then lower tuition to $10,000 a year for subsequent years. Unfortunately, this would be for new students only.

LeBlanc tells WMUR that returning students will still be under "the old model".  He added that because of hardships caused by COVID-19, they would look at that on a case-by-case basis.

SNHU.edu reports that they are also launching a "one-time Innovation Scholarship to all incoming campus freshmen which will cover 100 percent of first-year tuition."

The $10,000 tuition rate is a 61% discount from normal rates, according to SNHU.edu.