EGCC Waives Credit-Hour Tuition for Fall Semester

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Eastern Gateway Community College will waive its per-credit-hour tuition for the fall semester, except for the $1 fee required by the state for students living outside Jefferson County in the college’s service district.

Eastern Gateway has requested a tuition waiver from the Ohio Department of Higher Education. The request is pending.

The maximum waiver will be $3,200 per student per academic year and will reduce students’ costs up to 68%. The waiver does not apply to College Credit Plus students. All students will be required to pay the costs of other fees and books.

To be eligible for the credit-hour tuition waiver, students must have completed the 2020-2021 FAFSA application and an Eastern Gateway online application, available HERE

“Community colleges have an obligation to be responsive to opportunities we see around us,” said Eastern Gateway Community College President Michael Geoghegan in a statement. “Right now, the communities we serve continue to struggle economically, with lower educational attainment rates below that of the state, and are facing yet more hardships from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The EGCC Gateway Guarantee will help people be more competitive in the job market and make our local economy more resilient in the long term.” 

Eastern Gateway offered free courses during the summer semester using funding from the coronavirus relief bill passed by Congress earlier this year. The program led to a 44% increase in enrollment at the college’s downtown Youngstown campus and a 32% increase at the Steubenville campus.

The fall semester begins Aug. 17.

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Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.