Northwestern to offer tuition waivers for high school juniors and seniors

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Northwestern to offer tuition waivers for high school juniors and seniors

July 23, 2009

Getting a jump start on a college degree is now a lot cheaper thanks to a program at Northwestern Oklahoma State University for Oklahoma high school juniors and seniors who enroll in classes at the school.

Northwestern is now offering tuition waivers for up to six hours of college level courses per semester to eligible students.
The program begins with the upcoming fall semester which starts Aug. 17.

Students choosing to participate in the concurrent enrollment program must meet minimum performance standards set forth by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

Many higher education institutions in Oklahoma offer concurrent enrollment tuition waivers to seniors, but Northwestern is expanding its offer to include juniors.

“Students and parents are looking more closely than ever for value in the college experience and our concurrent enrollment program offers a perfect way for students to earn college credit with minimal expense,” Dr. Janet Cunningham, university president, said. “I would encourage students to take advantage of this program.”

Potentially, a high school junior could earn 24 hours of college credit while still in high school. A typical student at Northwestern would pay $3,288 in tuition and fees (based on current rates) for 24 credit hours of course work. Under the concurrent program, the tuition cost is waived and fees for this amount of course work would only be $498.

Students enrolled in classes are still responsible for purchasing textbooks and paying for any course specific fees.
Information about the concurrent enrollment program can be obtained by calling the Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, at (580) 327-8415.