Glenville State College Lowers Tuition for 2018-19 Academic Year
Fri Apr 20, 2018
President Pellett, flanked by students, announces new initiatives to save students money at a Thursday press conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 20, 2018

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GLENVILLE, WV - Glenville State College has taken another step to make college more affordable for students and families in the Mountain State and beyond. For the second consecutive academic year, GSC has lowered its cost of tuition. On Thursday, April 19 GSC President Dr. Tracy Pellett announced that the institution would lower tuition by 0.5% in addition to a number of other measures designed to help students save money.

In addition to the tuition savings, Pellett also announced that GSC will hold the line on both room and board rates, assuring that students do not pay anything more than this past academic year. The school has also examined all institutional course fees and plans to lower or eliminate around 50% of them. To save students money in book costs, they are moving forward with a plan to convert the campus bookstore to an online operation. This reorganization should allow students to realize about 30% in savings on textbook costs.

Making these bold steps is unorthodox in higher education, Pellett admits. He says that Glenville State knows how vitally important it is as an institution of higher education in central West Virginia and, because of that, GSC owes it to students to be mindful of their bottom line. "First, you have to have the will to do it - that you're going to take savings and reinvest it back into students," he said. "Secondly, becoming more efficient and becoming smarter in how we are operating as an entity saves the institution hundreds of thousands of dollars. Our goal is to become the best higher education value in the state of West Virginia."

In addition to the initiatives for fall 2018, GSC is also offering a 25% reduction in the summer, 2018 tuition rate. Along with tuition, students who plan to live in the residence halls over the summer will see a 25% reduction in their housing fees. Registration is now open for those summer courses.

For more information about enrolling at GSC, contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@glenville.edu or call (800) 924-2010.

Click to see an interview with Dr. Pellett on WDVM

 

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