Capitol College reduces summer tuition rates

In order to continue providing access to a quality, affordable and practical education in these difficult economic times, Capitol College will reduce undergraduate tuition rates by 1/3 for the 2009 summer semester.

This is Capitol’s third year providing this discount, although the reduction this year might prove to be a relief for some undergraduate students and their parents, whose bank accounts are dwindling due to the current recession. Summer course options could also prove to be a great way for students to get ahead and finish their degree earlier than expected.

“Taking courses in the summer is an excellent idea for undergraduate students. It can help them improve their GPA, as 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,” says Helen Barker, dean of Capitol’s School of Business and Information Management. “Students who take courses during the summer most often graduate early, which gets them into the job hunting pool 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 $401 per credit hour, while business and management students will see their per credit hour rate drop to $219.

“This reduction in fees represents one of the many ways Capitol College gives back to the community we serve,” commented W. Vic Maconachy, Capitol’s vice president for academic affairs and CAO. “It is our form of a ‘stimulus package’ which enables current and new students to save thousands of dollars by shortening the amount of time needed to complete degrees.”

Registration for the Summer 2009 semester begins March 24.

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, Maryland, a suburban setting midway between Washington, DC and Baltimore. Capitol and is committed to providing a quality education that is technology-driven, accessible, affordable and practical especially during these challenging economic times.

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