Friday, March 13, 2015

Midway College will charge most students same tuition next year, lower it for master of education degree

By Megan Ingros
University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Telecommunications

As Midway College prepares for a new academic year as a university, students will notice that while some things change, others remain the same.

Midway College announced that tuition rates will remain the same for the 2015-16 academic year, and Master of Education tuition will decrease.

Students enrolled in the women’s college or the coeducational undergraduate and graduate programs for working adults will not see a raise in tuition costs for the 2015-16 academic year. Students enrolled in these evening or online undergraduate classes will continue to pay $395 per credit hour. 

Students pursuing a Master of Education will see a decrease in tuition from the previous set rate.
“Instead of $410 per credit hour, teachers seeking their M.Ed. will only pay $395 per credit hour, making this the most competitive tuition for such a program in the Lexington area,” said Ellen Gregory, the college’s vice president of marketing and communications.

College President John P. Marsden said, “To remain competitive in the current marketplace we are reviewing every touch point we have with our students and their families. The Midway difference has always been our high level of service to our students and now more than ever we want to continue that. I am proud of our faculty and staff's commitment to go above and beyond to help all of our students achieve their educational goals. To support those efforts, we believe keeping the cost of our tuition competitive is one of the most important things we can do.”

The announcement was released a week after the college announced that it will become Midway University on July 1. This name change is part of a three-year strategic plan for the college, which also includes a new website to be launched and brand changes that will also take place over the summer.

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