Strayer University reduces tuition to encourage college completion

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In an attempt to encourage college completion, Strayer University announced a plan to reduce tuition, but only to students who are actively working toward a degree.

Under the tuition model that begins with the summer semester, Strayer will issue a full tuition award for a course on the back end of a degree for every three courses students take on the front end of a degree.

A degree from Strayer, a for-profit university, requires 40 completed credits. Students who complete the first 30 can have the final 10 for free, what amounts to a 25 percent tuition reduction.

Graduate degree programs are $2,325 per course. Part-time undergraduate programs are $1,775 per course; full-time undergraduate programs $1,700 per course. Those figures are on the high end of for-profit universities, according to data compiled by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The Triangle has three Strayer campuses — RTP Campus in Morrisville; North Raleigh; and South Raleigh, with about 2,100 students enrolled.

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