University Offers Tuition Discount to Municipal Workers

Posted December 16, 2010 09:26 PM

University Offers Tuition Discount to Municipal Workers
University Offers Tuition Discount to Municipal Workers
During the 2007-2008 academic year, approximately 47% of all undergraduate degree candidates received tuition assistance from the government, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Government financial aid can come in many forms, including grants, scholarships, student loans and federal work-study programs.

Some schools, such as Post University, also award tuition assistance. According to the New Haven Register, municipal employees and residents of Madison, Connecticut can receive a 10% discount on tuition at the school. The university has also partnered with two other municipalities, Meriden and Naugatuck.

In addition, the school has launched an online accelerated degree program that is designed to benefit the same working adults who are eligible for the financial aid.

"For those who don’t have the opportunity to get their degree, we are bringing it to them in Madison," Police Chief John Drumm, who initiated the program, told the news source.

Many nontraditional students are participating in online education, as approximately 5.6 million students were enrolled in at least one online course in the fall of 2009, according to the Sloan Consortium.

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