Capitol College offers reduced summer tuition rates

In order to continue providing access to a quality, affordable and practical education during summer months, Capitol College will reduce undergraduate tuition rates by one-third for the 2010 summer semester.

This is Capitol’s fourth year providing this discount, allowing students to utilize the normally slower summer months to get ahead and finish their degree earlier than expected, all while saving some dollars along the way.

“Taking courses in the summer is an excellent idea for undergraduate students, as it can help them improve their GPA when they only have to focus on a course or two, and it could also help them get back on track if they are falling behind,” said Dr. Helen Barker, dean of Capitol’s School of Business and Information Sciences. “Students who take advantage of this kind of offering during the summer often graduate early, which could land them a job sooner rather than later.”

Undergraduate students taking a class in any of Capitol’s engineering, computer science or technology degree programs should expect to pay just $413 per credit hour, while business and management students will see their per credit hour rate drop to $222.

“This reduction in fees represents one of the many ways Capitol College gives back to the community we serve,” W. Vic Maconachy, Capitol’s vice president for academic affairs and chief academic officer, said. “Discounts like this enable current and new students to save thousands of dollars by shortening the amount of time needed to complete degrees.”

Registration for the Summer 2010 semester begins March 29. Offer applies to students taking classes online or at the Laurel campus only.

Capitol College is the only independent college in Maryland dedicated to engineering, computer science, information technology and business. Founded in 1927, Capitol is an accredited institution offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as professional development training and certificates, and partnerships with government and industry. Capitol is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security. The college is located in Laurel, Md., a suburban setting midway between Washington, DC and Baltimore. Capitol is committed to providing a quality education that is technology-driven, accessible, affordable and practical.

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