Potomac College Announces “First Year Full Tuition Scholarship” – Also Announces Special Rate for StraighterLine Students

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StraighterLine (StraighterLine.com) announced today that Potomac College (Potomac.edu) is now offering their students the chance to take their entire first year through StraighterLine. Students who successfully complete StraighterLine’s “First Year Full Tuition for $999” online college program, transfer their courses to Potomac College, and then successfully complete an additional semester* will be reimbursed for the cost of the StraighterLine program.

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By rewarding students for starting college well-prepared, Potomac is demonstrating its commitment to keeping college prices down and student debt manageable.

StraighterLine (StraighterLine.com) announced today that Potomac College (Potomac.edu) is now offering their students the chance to take their entire first year through StraighterLine. Students who successfully complete StraighterLine’s “First Year Full Tuition for $999” online college program, transfer their courses to Potomac College, and then successfully complete an additional semester* will be reimbursed for the cost of the StraighterLine program.

In addition, to further support their commitment to serving the needs of adult learners in these challenging financial times, StraighterLine has collaborated with Potomac College to offer students $50 off their initial enrollment at StraighterLine.

Potomac College is devoted to serving the needs of adult learners with a flexible format for learning that accommodates each student’s needs and goals by offering classes online and at campuses in Washington, D.C. and Virginia. Potomac College teaches students to master professional and technical skills and to gain the critical thinking tools necessary for today’s competitive job market. Their emphasis on theory plus practical application prepares students for success in the workplace. Potomac has partnered with local businesses and employers to tailor and deliver market-driven curricula to ensure graduates have the skills necessary to thrive in the real world. The College offers adults academic programs in Accounting, Information Systems, Business Management, Computer Forensics, Network Security Management, International Business, Government Contract Management and more.

For years, Potomac’s collaboration with StraighterLine has offered working adults, including working parents and military personnel and families, the opportunity to complete a quality education online, flexibly and conveniently, at a substantially lower cost than most traditional degree programs. Students can take freshman and introductory-level classes through StraighterLine and save thousands of dollars on the cost of their college degree. With StraighterLine’s affordable subscription pricing plan, students can save up to 90% on their first year of college** and can move through the material as quickly or slowly as they like.

Currently, StraighterLine offers forty-two entry-level college courses online including College Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus I and II, Business Writing, Introduction to Biology, Introduction to Biology with lab, General Chemistry I, General Chemistry I with lab, English Comp I and II, Accounting I and II, Managerial Accounting, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Business Statistics, Business Ethics, Organizational Behavior, Anatomy & Physiology I & II, each with a lab option, Medical Terminology, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Business, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to Nutrition, Introduction to Sociology, Western Civilization I & II, Personal Finance, United States History I & II, Pharmacology I and II, Student Success, General Physics I, General Physics I with lab and two developmental courses.

“By rewarding students for starting college well-prepared, Potomac is demonstrating its commitment to keeping college prices down and student debt manageable,” says Burck Smith, CEO of StraighterLine. “We’re thrilled to be part of the solution.”

Dr. Laura Palmer Noone, CEO of Potomac College stated “We are excited to expand our collaboration with StraighterLine for the benefit of our students. The demonstrated quality and effectiveness of the StraighterLine courses will help ensure that our students are better prepared to handle the rigor of the college experience, while making the entire baccalaureate degree substantially more affordable.”

About Potomac College
Potomac College was founded in 1991 and has continued to offer curriculum leading to certification, Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in high demand fields. Potomac College is unique in its devotion to one goal – the needs of the working adult. Potomac College faculty and staff work individually with each of our students to establish an academic pathway that best satisfies his or her needs, and how these needs relate to their course of study as well as their ultimate professional goals. We offer the convenience of time, location, and program pace; factors that we believe contribute to the overall success of our institution and help our students balance their life with their education. For more information regarding Potomac College, visit http://www.Potomac.edu or call 1-855-649-4754 or 202-686-0876.

About StraighterLine
StraighterLine has been recognized as a revolutionizing force in education by major news organizations and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for offering students online courses that earn real college credit for just $99 a month. Inside Higher Ed recognized StraighterLine for offering the “...lowest-cost set of credit-bearing courses on the Internet.” And Fast Company named StraighterLine one of the “10 Most Innovative Companies in Education.”

In order to facilitate the award of credit, StraighterLine has forged partnerships with leading accredited online colleges and universities. A student ultimately earns a degree from those institutions but realizes tremendous savings and convenience by starting with StraighterLine.

StraighterLine’s courses are evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT). In addition to the institutions with which StraighterLine has a direct relationship, more than 300 other schools are reported to have accepted StraighterLine coursework for transfer credit.

Currently, StraighterLine offers 42 entry-level college courses online in the Sciences, Humanities, English, Math and Business. 5 StraighterLine courses have been approved by The College Board to be listed as AP courses: AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP English Language and Composition, AP Calculus AB and AP Psychology. And dozens of StraighterLine courses cover the same subject areas as CLEP exams, making them acceptable alternatives to or preparations for those tests.

For information, visit StraighterLine.com or call 1-877-str8erline (1-877-787-8375).

  • StraighterLine courses taken must be on the approved transfer or equivalency list to qualify for FYFTS. Student must be eligible for enrollment in Potomac and then must successfully complete one (1) semester with Potomac; have achieved satisfactory academic progress (“SAP”) and a semester grade point average (“GPA) of 2.0; and not owe any monies to Potomac, to be eligible for reimbursement. FYFTS constitutes reimbursement of the tuition costs of up to thirty (30) credit hours, FOR NO AMOUNT GREATER THAN $999.00, with Straighterline only, and does not include a reimbursement or waiver of other program costs, including but not limited to, books, supplies, travel, classroom-related materials or other miscellaneous costs. Please see the Potomac College First Year Full Tuition Scholarship Agreement for complete terms and conditions.

**Based on the cost of tuition for a 2 or 4-year private institution when compared to the savings possible by taking 10 StraighterLine course over 8 months. Tuition and Fee data sourced from:
research-us.bmocapitalmarkets.com/documents/2012/reports/EducationandTraining2012.pdf

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