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September 9, 2015

Earning a Degree Just Got Easier and More Affordable

Earning a Degree Just Got Easier and More Affordable

Geneva College's Adult Degree Programs have recently undergone some changes that will make it even easier for working adults to finally get the degree they've been wanting. 

Geneva started offering these programs in the 1980s, and as a result, they're ranked among the top schools for providing higher education to adults. The degree earned through the Adult Degree Programs is a Bachelor of Professional Studies. Additionally, Geneva is a Christian college, so students are able to study in a Christ-centered environment.

The changes that have been implemented for the coming semesters have made the programs both more affordable and more flexible. The graduation credit requirement has been lowered from 126 to 120. This ultimately reduces the cost because fewer credits are required.

The program itself is now only 36 credits instead of 48. Once again, less time and less money. Plus, there are only 6 credits in the required core instead of 15.

The program in its entirety can be completed in three terms, instead of four. This not only helps with finding the time, but having one less term significantly reduces the overall cost of tuition. It takes 16 months to complete for a full-time student, starting in August and running through December of the following year with three months off. 

In addition, while Geneva College is located in Beaver Falls, PA, the Adult Degree Programs have various online opportunities for some of the majors offered. Some programs are completed entirely in the classroom, some with a combination of classroom and online courses, or some that are done entirely online. 

Part time options are also available, and still come with the opportunity to learn either in the classroom or online. There are also opportunities to minor in several different areas, so the degree can be tailored toward specific interests and career goals.

On the financial side of things, the majority of students receive some form of financial aid, either through scholarships, loans, or grants. Plus, a new scholarship is also available for transferring students who qualify. It's called the “Step Forward Scholarship.” To qualify, students must maintain a 3.25 GPA. This scholarship is worth $1,000 per semester up to a maximum of $3,000.

For adults who have taken some college but never finished, or for those who have never gone but have always wanted to, Geneva College's Adult Degree Programs are an affordable, flexible option. Earning a degree broadens the variety of career opportunities, in addition to allowing for a higher earning potential. For more information on these great programs, visit http://www.geneva.edu/adult-degree.