Prescott, AZ (PRWEB) October 09, 2013
Prescott College has launched a major tuition and financial aid initiative. The Prescott Plan: Value, Honesty and Simplicity deals with the spiraling upward cost of private college education and the complexity around financial aid. For Fall 2014, new on campus undergraduate tuition will be reduced to $24,960 (a 11.8% decrease) and financial aid processes will be simplified and streamlined with a focus on need-based aid. “Unfortunately, skyrocketing costs have put college education out of reach for many. By lowering our tuition, Prescott College is taking a principled stance against this trend,” stated President Kristin Woolever.
Though specifically addressing incoming Fall 2014 on campus new undergraduate students in regards to tuition cost, this initiative, The Prescott Plan, is a practical and sustainable way to address accessibility, affordability and social justice through structural changes in tuition and financial aid and exhibits that Prescott College continues in its groundbreaking tradition of exemplar practices in American higher education based in the liberal arts, the environment and social justice.
Tuition Reduction: Deeply rooted in Prescott College’s desire to increase diversity and inclusion and make the unique Prescott College education accessible to a broader and deeper community, Prescot College will be reducing on campus undergraduate tuition and enhancing need based aid beginning with the Fall 2014 incoming class. Small class sizes and an award-winning experiential and practical based learning approach offers an option otherwise not available in Arizona or much of the Nation.
Simple and Transparent Financial Aid: Both merit and need based aid have been reworked so that negotiating cost will be a notion of the past and enhancing need based aid thus affording a private college education to more families. The practice of discounting tuition is difficult and complex for the average family to grasp plus it establishes a relationship of distrust between the family and the college---Prescott College is all about honest and fair relationships based in mutual understanding and cooperation. Basic, transparent, upfront formulas and calculators will be displayed on the website and in print which will clearly explain associated amounts of institutional aid each student may receive. Each incoming student will be able to clearly figure exactly what Prescott College will award for merit and need based institutional financial aid. In addition, many endowed scholarships are also available.
Value: The intensely personal, one-on-one Prescott College educational approach is proven to support the individual needs of students and families, creating lifelong learners who excel in their fields of study and in the world at large making a positive difference in a wide variety of interdisciplinary fields including graduates who have become a US Senator and a US Ambassador. In the spirit of our core commitment to social justice, The Prescott Plan puts this exemplary education within reach of a wider swath of students.
About Prescott College:
As a nationally acclaimed institution of higher education located in the central highlands of Arizona, Prescott College offers competency based programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines with a focus on interdisciplinary and experiential education in six general areas: Environmental Studies, Human Development and Psychology, Education, Arts and Letters, Adventure Education and Cultural and Regional Studies. A private, non-profit, four year college, Prescott College offers Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees in an on-campus and limited residency format.
220 Grove Ave Prescott, Arizona 86301
President Kristin Woolever, Ph.D.
Brian Sajko, PhD, Dean of Enrollment Management