Buy One, Get One Tuition-Free
Ashley A. Smith, Inside Higher Ed
With more two-year colleges shifting focus from student access to completion, there is growing interest in how to ensure that more students don't stop out after one year.
Marion Technical College, located in Ohio, will award students a free second year of tuition if they successfully finish their first year while completing at least 30 credit hours. As part of the program, and to encourage students to pursue the 30-hour credit minimum, students will receive a $100 stipend toward books each semester, in addition to access to a dedicated adviser.