May 24, 2018—Middlesex Community College (MxCC) and Charter Oak State College announced they have recently signed a Community College Tuition Match Scholarship Agreement. The agreement states that Charter Oak State College will provide the last two years of a bachelor’s degree to graduates from MxCC associate degree programs at the Connecticut Community Colleges tuition and fee rates in effect for that year. This agreement goes into effect in the Fall 2018 semester.
“This is an exciting opportunity that gives students who graduate from Middlesex Community College an affordable choice to earn a bachelor’s degree in areas such as criminal justice, health information management, health care administration, and business administration,” said Steven Minkler, MxCC interim campus CEO and academic dean. “Students will easily transition from an associate degree to a bachelor’s degree program at Charter Oak State College while paying the community college tuition and fee rate in effect for that year. The online delivery format at Charter Oak State College is also a perfect fit for students in the new, online Middlesex Accelerated Program (MAP). This agreement makes it possible for a full-time MAP student to earn both degrees in three years—at tremendous savings to them and their families.”
Shirley M. Adams, provost at Charter Oak State College, agrees, “We have had an articulation agreement with MxCC for years allowing their students easy transfer to Charter Oak State College. This agreement expands that option, making it more affordable. It provides students with an incentive to do well at and to complete their associate degree at MxCC and then to pursue their bachelor’s degree without leaving home.”
Interested MxCC students should contact Charter Oak State College admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to apply for the scholarship, students need to attain a 2.3 or higher grade point average (GPA), complete the associate degree, and matriculate at Charter Oak State College within six months of completing an associate degree.
The tuition scholarship is good for five years. In order to maintain the scholarship, the student must be enrolled in a minimum of six Charter Oak State College credits in the fall and spring semesters. This would allow the student to graduate in five years, if attending part-time. Students can take more courses at the reduced rate and thus graduate earlier, take courses in the summer, or take additional courses, as applicable, at MxCC as long as they adhere to the requirements stated above.
Eligible students should apply for Federal Pell Grants to help cover the costs of their college expenses; students will be responsible for books, technology fee, and any other course-related expenses. Students will have to meet Charter Oak State College’s degree requirements for the bachelor’s degree.
For more information about the Community College Incentive Program, please contact Lauren Katusha, associate director of admissions, at 860-343-5722 or by email at email@example.com.