Bainbridge State offering tuition grants for adults who want to go back to school

CHAMBER CONNECT: Bainbridge State College Executive Director for Institutional Advancement Lauren Harrell, Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce President Kevin Dowdy and Bainbridge State Vice-President for Student Affairs Rodney Carr.

Bainbridge State College is offering an amazing deal for any adults who would like to go back and finish their associate’s or bachelor’s degree.

Dr. Rodney Carr, vice-president of student affairs at Bainbridge State College, talked about progress being made at the college at the Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon on August 6.

Tuition grants are currently available that will pay for any non-traditional students to go back to college and have their first 6 hours of classes FREE. The grants include the cost of tuition and any institution fees.

The grants were made possible through generous community donations in recent months, Dr. Carr said.

“I encourage you as business leaders to think about someone at your place of work that could take advantage of this offer to start going back to school for free,”  Dr. Carr said. “It may be someone for whom life got in the way when they were of college age and now that they have years of work experience, they could benefit from going back to get a bachelor’s degree.”

Dr. Carr said workers in certain fields, including law enforcement and accounting, can get course credit for their on-the-job experience.

If you’re an adult who wants to apply for a grant to pay for the first 6 hours of study, call the BSC Admissions Office at  229-243-6920.

Currently, approximately 2,300 students are enrolled for fall semester at Bainbridge State College. Classes start August 19 but there’s still time for new students to register for classes!

Another thing Bainbridge State leaders are excited about is the new bachelor’s degree program.

“We are a very unique institution in what we offer–you can get your GED through Bainbridge State College, and now in addition to an associate’s degree, you can get a four-year bachelor’s degree from Bainbridge State,” Dr. Carr said.



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