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Strayer University’s Response to COVID-19

You are our top priority

Our top priority at Strayer University is the health and well-being of our students, faculty, alumni, staff, and the communities in which we live and work.

Strayer University faculty and staff are available to serve our students, welcome new students, and provide support to our alumni even as campuses remain closed.

  • Continuing to serve: Strayer University faculty and staff are available to guide and support new and current students through their educational goals and studies.
  • Leaders in online learning: With 93% of Strayer taking all classes online, Strayer University is uniquely designed to teach and support online learning.
  • Help when you need it: To continue to support students, we are offering several flexible academic and financial support options for students.

*Pictured is Cale Holman, Acting President of Strayer University

Financial Support

Strayer University has provided affordable college education for over 125 years. Our commitment to students is unwavering; as such, we have implemented several financial support measures to assist students as they continue their education journey.

  • Flexible payment plans. We are providing increased flexibility when it comes to paying tuition to help students manage their financial well-being.
  • Scholarship stability. For students in a program that offers a scholarship with a continuous enrollment requirement, students now have the option to take time off through the Fall 2020 quarter without disrupting their scholarship eligibility.
  • Maintaining tuition levels. As a part of our commitment to make college more accessible, we will not increase tuition rates through June 2021.

Academic Support

Earning a degree takes more than just time and money. It requires thoughtful study and concentrated effort. To help students along their education journey, Strayer is providing numerous academic support measures to help students balance coursework with their daily lives:

Access to no-cost, online general education-level courses

Now through July 31, 2020, our affiliate, Sophia Learning, is offering free general education-level courses to everyone, including Strayer University students and alumni.

Assignment flexibility

Faculty will be working with students who may be going through hardships, or are having difficulty with coursework assignments, to provide reasonable accommodations wherever possible.

Additional tutoring

To help with students’ academic success, we’ve doubled tutoring minutes with, allowing each student 20 hours of live tutoring instruction per quarter.

Provisional/conditional admissions

Documents required for admission can be difficult to get right now. Through December 31, 2020, we will grant provisional admission to eligible students awaiting certain documentation, such as official transcripts.

Faculty availability

Strayer faculty and staff remain available to support students now and in the future. Students can contact their campus staff and instructors by email or phone during normal operating hours.

More help

Additional help and resources are available to students through Student Outreach Assistance Resources (SOAR). (Call 800-932-0034 or visit

University Updates

In addition to the various financial and academic support measures outlined, the University has also instituted a number of precautionary operational changes to help safeguard the health and safety of students, faculty, staff, and our communities:


Need more information on Strayer University’s response to COVID-19? Here’s how to contact us:

Last Updated: June 25, 2020