Tri-C Moves Toward ‘Tuition Guarantee’ for Students

DSC_4984Program would lock tuition rate for three years for eligible students

Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) has acted on a proposal to offer first-time, full-time students a Tuition Guarantee program that locks in their initial tuition rate for up to three consecutive years of full-time study.

The College’s Board of Trustees approved the program Thursday. It will begin with Fall  Semester 2014 and continue with approval by the Ohio Board of Regents.

“We’re striving to help our students work toward their academic degrees and a better future,” Tri-C President Alex Johnson said. “Stabilizing tuition provides an incentive to accomplish these goals in a maximum of three years.”

The goal of the Tuition Guarantee program is to encourage students to remain full time and complete their academic programs within three years. This aligns with a national call to action and Ohio’s goals to increase the number of statewide college graduates by 20 percent by 2017.

All first-time, full-time students – including out-of-county and out-of-state students – will be eligible for the Tuition Guarantee. To remain in the program, each student must  sign a contract and meet certain benchmarks, including credit-hour requirements and continuous enrollment.

Tuition at Tri-C for Cuyahoga County residents is $101.21 per credit hour, the second-lowest rate in the state. The cost is $128.44 per credit hour for out-of-county students and $245.59 for non-Ohio residents.

 

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