Ancilla College opens doors to adult learners with free course

Ancilla College is offering a free college course to first-time students as part of the “We Believe in You” program.

Designed for adult learners 21-years and older who have never attended college, “We Believe in You” allows a student to take a class with up to three credit hours at no cost (free tuition and fees).

In addition, all students in the program will have an academic advisor to assist them with every aspect of attending college for the first time, including help with the registration process, filing a financial aid application, choosing education opportunities and more.

“Over the past few years over 50 people took part in this program,” said Ancilla Admissions Director Eric Wignall.  “Many of them have gone on to take more classes, taking advantage of the opportunity to restart their education. Adult students can use the ‘We Believe in You’ grant on top of other financial aid from federal and state programs to launch a college degree.”

Ancilla classes begin January 14, 2013 at the school’s campus near Plymouth.  “We Believe in You” was originally created in 1988 by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, the religious order that sponsors Ancilla College.

“Taking a college course in writing, communication, or computer technology can jump-start a college degree at any age. Faced with a tough jobs outlook today I expect to see more students across Northern Indiana to take that first step in college and receive up to three credits of coursework for free,” Wignall said.

For more information on ‘We Believe in You’, please contact the Ancilla College Admissions Office at (574) 936-8898.



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