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Getting Students “In The Know” About Opportunities GETTING STUDENTS “IN THE KNOW” ABOUT OPTIONS Dr. William Fiege, Vice President of Academic Affairs Suzan Marshall, PEER Consortium Coordinator Victoria Muensterman, Great Expectations Coordinator JTCC PEER Educators’ Institute April 4, 2014
“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” Kofi Annan “I wish that I had known that education is the key. That knowledge is power.” Mary J. Blige Students and their families should understand affordability options to pursue necessary postsecondary education.
Basic Truths About Improving College Affordability Graduate as soon as you can. College/university tuition, fees, room and board typically increase annually. The sooner you graduate, the sooner you get into the workforce to earn an income.
Basic Truths About Improving College Affordability Be prepared to work and succeed in college. What you don’t master in high school could cost you in college: Paying for developmental (remedial) classes Paying to repeat D’s and F’s in college classes If you need more preparation or a transition after high school, you can start at John Tyler.
Basic Truths About Improving College Affordability Try to stick to your major. Research careers and majors while you’re in high school. Go to a college that offers your preferred major(s). You often lose credit when changing majors and/or transferring. You’ll have to pay for additional classes.
Cost Saving Tip: Consider NOT completing a 4-year degree. AAS (Associate of Applied Science) – 65-67 credits AAA (Associate of Applied Arts) – 65 credits Certificates – 30-40 credits typically used in VA Registered Apprenticeships CSC (Career Studies Certificates) – 12-28 credits The standards and content are guided by industry advisory committees. See full listing at www.jtcc.edu/academics. Programmer, networker, machinist, welder, nurse (R.N.), pre-school teacher or engineering technologist – enter the workforce sooner to save on tuition and begin earning a good income.
Cost Saving Tip: Start Your Bachelor’s Degree at John Tyler Complete 1 to 2 years of a Bachelor’s degree with these Transfer Programs: AA (Associate of Arts) – 60-61 credits AS (Associate of Science) – 61-62 credits, 70 for engineering General Education Certificate – first year of AS degree Compare the cost of tuition and fees at John Tyler with four-year institutions. The savings can help pay for year 3 or reduce loan debt.
Senior Institutions Recruit John Tyler Students Visit www.jtcc.edu/transfer Transfer articulation agreements Guaranteed admission agreements 4-year College Transfer Guides Visit each 4-year college’s web site for: Transfer agreements, Transfer Guides, AP Scores, Catalogs and majors Transfer admission, advising and orientation
Added benefits at John Tyler: 1.Holds the top accreditation (SACSCOC) given to colleges/universities All degrees and certificates All teaching faculty 2.Small classes – no 400-student lectures – no grad assistants 3.Faculty focused entirely on teaching 4.Free tutoring, writing center, math lab, library and technical support 5.Remedial courses, if needed 6.Standard financial aid programs + Transfer Grant 7.Scholarships 8.Payment plans, eligibility for 529 savings plans
Cost Saving Tip: Individual Transfer Arrangements – Transient Students University students enroll as Transient Students at John Tyler to complete 3-8 credits when they come home each summer. Benefits: Savings – tuition and fees Graduate sooner Carry a lighter load in the fall/spring semesters Time and funds to pick up a second major at their home institution. Contact JTCC Admissions for assistance.
Cost Saving Tip: Earn College Credit in High School Dual Enrollment - JTCC classes taught in the high schools during the day; historically free tuition and fees. During 2012-13 fall + spring semesters: JTCC hired SACSCOC-qualified teachers to teach 390 classes (duplicated). The schools enrolled 6,291 dual enrollment students (duplicated). CTE students saved an estimated $837, 720 at JTCC rates. Transfer students saved an estimated $5,082, 432 at typical university rates. Concurrent enrollment – JTCC CTE and Transfer classes at student’s expense - $130 per credit (in-state) – after school, during school, or during summers. UpGrade (HB1184) – Completion of General Education Certificate or AS Degree –using combinations of dual/concurrent enrollment and AP exams. (new 2014) Note: There are eligibility requirements, and costs are subject to change.
John Tyler’s Vision Statement: A success story for every student. Steven Easter - #1 graduate in UVA’s Engineering class 2013. Transferred with an AS in Engineering from John Tyler. QUESTIONS? Dr. William Fiege, Vice President of Academic Affairs firstname.lastname@example.org@jtcc.edu Suzan Marshall, PEER Coordinator, email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Vicky Muensterman, Great Expectations Coordinator, email@example.com@jtcc.edu