Tiffin, Ohio (March __) – Responding to the financial crisis that is putting pressure on the finances of many aspiring college students and their families, Ivy Bridge College of Tiffin University has announced a 25-percent reduction in its tuition charges.
Ivy Bridge College, which delivers an online Associate of Arts in General Studies degree program that offers students unparalleled mentoring and support and transferability to most four-year colleges and universities, was launched this past fall at $400 per credit hour. Effective next semester, tuition will be reduced to $300 per credit hour.
In conjunction with the decrease, Tiffin also is bringing its Associate of Business Administration and Associate of Criminal Justice degrees under the Ivy Bridge umbrella. Both of these degrees can be taken online or on campus.
In announcing the dramatic decrease, Tiffin University President Paul Marion said, “We know students and families are struggling, so we are very pleased to be in a position to be able to lower their financial burden. Ivy Bridge College is one of the only online two-year programs that is specifically designed for students who aspire to earn a bachelor’s degree. Many of these students are economically disadvantaged, and many are the first in their family to go to college. We created Ivy Bridge College to provide an effective path to a four-year degree, and we have just widened that path.”
Tiffin will continue to provide financial aid to students who qualify for admission. In addition, Ivy Bridge College will continue to offer unparalleled student support services including success coaches, who meet with students weekly and are available daily through e-mail and text messaging. Also class size is limited to 25 students, so students can get the level of personal attention from professors that one only expects to find at small campus-based program.
There are only a few online associate’s degree programs in general studies. Most online associate’s degree programs are focused on preparation for specific careers rather than on transfer toward a bachelor’s degree, but Ivy Bridge College students have the flexibility upon graduation to pursue a bachelor’s degree in any field at a four-year institution.
Contact: Cam Cruickshank, Managing Director, Ivy Bridge
College, (800) 968-6446
Ext. 3368, CaCruick@tiffin.edu, or
Bill Johnson, Halstead Communications, 212-734-2190, Ext. 701, firstname.lastname@example.org.