Hanover Makes Four-year Graduation Guarantee

Hanover graduate receiving diploma and shaking hands with the President

Hanover College’s four-year graduation guarantee promises students will graduate in four years (eight semesters), or tuition for a fifth year is free. Students must maintain full-time, consecutive enrollment during all four years, sustain good academic standing and be progressing satisfactorily toward their degree.

“We are very confident that the value proposition Hanover College delivers to students is second to none, and that our student outcomes are exceptional,” said President Lake Lambert. “Hanover has always focused on enabling our students to graduate in four years. This new guarantee is meant to reinforce that commitment by giving incoming first-year students and their families reassurance that their financial investment for a college education will not be open-ended.”


“In February, Hanover announced a four-year graduation guarantee to incoming first-year students. To remove uncertainty as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the College is extending the four-year guarantee to all current students. Extending this guarantee to all students further demonstrates Hanover’s unwavering commitment to student success and meaningful outcomes,” said Chris Gage, vice president for strategy and enrollment.

The four-year graduation guarantee takes effect in Fall 2020 and does not apply for double or subsequent majors. Students must live on campus during the fifth year.


For questions about returning student eligibility, contact the office of admission.