Purdue University North Central students have the opportunity to reduce the cost of earning a bachelor’s degree thanks to the PNC tuition discount plan. PNC students will receive a 10 percent rate reduction for each credit hour taken beyond 12 hours per semester. The discount plan is designed to provide financial incentives for students to increase the number of credit hours taken each semester and encourage them to graduate in four years.
Spring semester classes begin the week of Jan. 12. Students may enroll in spring and summer classes.
This fall semester, PNC students saved a collective $100,000 in tuition costs thanks to the PNC tuition discount program. About 54 percent of PNC students took advantage of the discount option. These students took a total of 4,523 additional credit hours.
These students not only saved tuition dollars, but they also helped to ensure that they will graduate sooner than they would have if they took fewer credit hours. Students who earn 15 credit hours each semester will be able to complete a typical 120 credit hour bachelor’s degree in eight semesters, meaning that they will earn their degrees in four years, save more than $500 under the new discount plan and enter their chosen profession sooner.
In comparison, students who earn 12 credit hours each semester will need 10 semesters, or five years, to complete a typical 120 credit hour bachelor’s degree.
A recent report issued by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education noted that students who delay completing their degrees pay more tuition dollars and lose potential wages and career opportunities.
Teresa Lubbers, Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education noted, “Earning an on-time degree will always be the best and most affordable path to college graduation.”
Further information about the tuition discount program can be obtained by contacting 219-785-5505, or visiting www.pnc.edu.