WATERBURY, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Post University announced today that it will not increase tuition for students attending its main campus in the fall. Tuition and room and board rates will remain at the 2012 level, making the university one of the most affordable private schools in the region. In addition, the university also is offering a fourth-year full tuition grant to qualified students enrolled in its Honors Program.
“We know college affordability is a real concern for today’s families,” says Tom Samph, Ph.D., President and CEO of Post University. “By keeping tuition at 2012 levels and offering substantial scholarships, including a fourth-year tuition grant to qualified Honors Program students, Post University can offer more students access to the student-focused, career-driven academic programs provided on our small New England campus.”
In addition to athletic scholarships, Post University also offers merit-based scholarships ranging from $6,000 to $14,000 a year to qualified students. The highest awards are given to students selected for the University’s Honors Program, which is now home to 85 academically accomplished and motivated students. Incoming freshmen who are accepted to the Honors Program are eligible for a full tuition grant in their fourth and final year provided they maintain a 3.5 GPA and are positive role models on campus.
“We continue to raise academic standards for all our students, and want to attract an even larger group of students who are serious about achieving their academic goals,” said Samph. “I encourage college-age students, as well as their parents, teachers and guidance counselors to take a close look at what today’s Post University has to offer.”
Post University’s outcomes-based and career-focused academic programs are taught by scholar-practitioners who have advanced degrees and years of relevant professional experience in the fields they teach. Full-time faculty members have more than 1,200 years of collective experience as CFOs, vice presidents, research scientists, and marketing directors, among other leadership positions in the business world and public sector. The university also offers 16 academically and athletically competitive Division II sports, as well as football and equestrian teams. For example, more than two-thirds of the school’s Division II teams earned a team GPA of 3.0 or higher last year, and both the Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams received the 2011-2012 Team Academic Award by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
“We’re serious about preparing students for careers,” adds Samph. “Our programs are not only academically rigorous; they are developed with the input of local business and public sector leaders who know what it takes to be successful in today’s competitive world.”
Founded in 1890, Post University is a student-focused, career-driven university committed to providing students with the knowledge, personal skills and experience required to be leaders in their chosen fields. Located in Waterbury, Conn., Post University provides a wide array of degree programs for on-campus and online students of all ages. It is known for its quality, career-driven academic programs, small classes, and competitive NCAA Division II athletics. Its more than 16,000 full- and part-time students come from the United States and abroad, and are supported by faculty whose mission is to prepare students to compete and succeed in today’s global workplace. To learn more about Post University, visit www.Post.edu or call 800-345-2562.
Katie Kennedy, 610-228-2128