Tuition Freedom Day

Did you know that tuition covers about 70 percent of what it costs to educate a K student?

Tuition Freedom Day is a symbolic day marking the point in the academic year when tuition stops paying for a student’s education and support from donors takes over. For the remainder of the year, gifts to the College make a K education possible. This annual gratitude event is in celebration of K’s generous donors.

Sharing Thanks

On April 8, 2015, students gathered in the Weimer K. Hicks Student Center to share their appreciation by writing over 600 thank-you notes to alumni, parents, and friends who gave a gift to the Kalamazoo College Fund in support of scholarships, faculty excellence, and K’s greatest needs. Students also learned about the vital role philanthropy plays in their daily lives on campus and beyond.

Why I Give

To help celebrate Tuition Freedom Day, donors are encouraged to share why they give to K. Click here to submit your Why I Give quote!

″I give to the Kalamazoo College Fund because I want others to be able to have the same (if not a better) fabulous K experience.”
Ajka Suljevic ′10

″Scholarships, largely funded by alumni, allowed me to attend a life-changing institution, travel abroad, meet lifelong friends and develop connections I use today. I give because I want future Hornets to experience the same.″
Megan (Bartlett) Kelly ′01

″I give because the way K practices liberal arts learning is more likely than other educational options to create citizens who ask questions and who question any answers that include violence and injustice.″
Jim VanSweden ′73

Students share their gratitude in handwritten thank-you notes to K donors.