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2015-2016

 

July 27, 2016

 

Cowley offering FastTrack Dual Enrollment Program

 

FastTrack Dual Enrollment Progam at Cowley CollegeCowley College is offering Kansas High School students the opportunity to enroll in select college courses for only $49 per credit hour through the FastTrack Dual Enrollment Program.


This exciting new program allows Kansas High School students to start earning college credit while still attending high school.


Included in this special tuition rate, Cowley College will waive general fees and online course fees. Students can also take advantage of Cowley’s new textbook rental program and save up to 60 percent in textbook expenses.


Cowley College was also recently selected as one of only 44 postsecondary institutions across 23 states, and the only college in Kansas and Oklahoma invited to participate in a pilot program that – for the first time – allows students taking college-credit courses to access Federal Pell Grants as early as high school.


As part of this pilot program, an estimated 10,000 high school students in the 2016-17 school year will have the opportunity to access approximately $20 million in Federal Pell Grants to take dual enrollment courses provided by colleges and high schools throughout the nation.


Janice Stover, associate vice president of academics and secondary partnerships, and Josh Cobble, executive director of enrollment management, along with Sarah Bryant, interim vice president for institutional advancement/director for marketing, and financial aid director Sally Palmer and her staff, were instrumental in creating the new FastTrack Dual Enrollment program.


“Research has shown that students who begin taking college coursework while in high school are more likely to complete a bachelor’s degree and shorten their academic career in College,” Stover said. “The special AcceleRATE of $49 provides an opportunity to Kansas high school students to obtain transferable credit at an affordable price. Since Cowley College offers online courses in addition to classes held at our campus locations, we hope to reach students who otherwise might not have had the opportunity to participate in dual enrollment courses and ignite their college career.”


Those interested in the FastTrack Dual Enrollment Program or the High School: Pell ‘Dual Enrollment’ Program can talk to a high school counselor or a Cowley College Admissions Representative. For more information call 800-593-2222 or visit www.cowley.edu/dual.