Cedar Crest Col­lege launches tuition pro­gram

The Morning Call - - BUSINESS CYCLE -

Build­ing on a com­mit­ment to ex­pand­ing ac­cess to higher ed­u­ca­tion and mak­ing col­lege more af­ford­able, Cedar Crest Col­lege an­nounced a new pro­gram that of­fers aca­dem­i­cally qual­i­fied stu­dents the same tuition rate of the flag­ship public in­sti­tu­tion in their home state. The State Tuition Ac­cess Rate pro­gram is avail­able to firsttime, first-year stu­dents en­ter­ing the un­der­grad­u­ate women’s col­lege with an un­weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher and a com­bined SAT score (math and ver­bal) of 1050 (or ACT com­pos­ite score of 20) or higher.

The pro­gram is an ex­pan­sion and re­nam­ing of a pre­vi­ous ini­tia­tive that af­forded Penn­syl­va­nia res­i­dents who met min­i­mum re­quire­ments a tuition rate equal to the ag­gre­gate rate across all of Penn State’s cam­puses. Cedar Crest will con­tinue to of­fer that ag­gre­gate rate to Penn­syl­va­nia res­i­dents who qual­ify for the new STAR pro­gram. The re­main­ing states’ rates will be de­ter­mined by the tuition at the main cam­pus of its flag­ship in­sti­tu­tion.

The STAR pro­gram joins other re­cent Cedar Crest ini­tia­tives aimed at a sim­i­lar goal of ac­cess and af­ford­abil­ity in­clud­ing The Car­men Twillie Am­bar Sopho­more Ex­pe­di­tion, a short-term study abroad op­por­tu­nity for all sopho­mores funded al­most en­tirely by the col­lege; The FourYear Guar­an­tee (4YG); and the Stu­dent Em­ploy­ment Cen­ter, among oth­ers.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the pro­gram, visit cedar­crest.edu/STAR. Me­dia in­quiries may be di­rected to Heather Lavin, com­mu­ni­ca­tions and con­tent man­ager, at [email protected]­crest.edu or 610-7403790.

KRIS­TEN HAR­RI­SON/THE MORN­ING CALL

Cedar Crest Col­lege an­nounced a new pro­gram that of­fers aca­dem­i­cally qual­i­fied stu­dents the same tuition rate as the flag­ship public in­sti­tu­tion in their home state.

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