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Holy Names University Launches the HNU Parent Promise Initiative to Support Bachelor’s Degree Completion Across Generations

OAKLAND, CA (January 12, 2021) – Holy Names University (HNU) announces the HNU Parent Promise: a program that provides parents or guardians of current students the opportunity to take up to two undergraduate courses at no cost. Courses taken through the program can apply toward a bachelor’s degree at Holy Names or another institution of the student’s choice.

The HNU Parent Promise is part of the roll-out of the University’s Academic Strategic Plan, which addresses the needs of today’s students, many of whom are returning to college with work and life experience to complete their degrees.

Says Provost and VP for Academic Affairs Sheila Smith McKoy, “Holy Names University has a long history of educating multiple generations of families. This program builds upon this, and clearly reflects our longstanding social justice mission of making education accessible.”

Learn more about the HNU Parent Promise at hnu.edu/admissions-aid/the-hnu-parent-promise/


Holy Names University (HNU) has been empowering and preparing a diverse student body for productive lives of leadership and service since 1868. Rooted in Catholic intellectual and spiritual traditions, the University was founded by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. HNU offers a liberal arts and professional education. Student-centered, with small class sizes and courses in varied formats and schedules, HNU meets the needs of all learners, including first-generation students and working adults. Nestled in the Oakland hills of California, the University’s idyllic, 60-acre campus offers panoramic views of San Francisco Bay.