St. Andrews Presbyterian College to hold tuition steady
Laurinburg, N.C. – The St. Andrews Presbyterian College Board of Trustees recently voted to keep tuition, room and board at the current levels for the upcoming 2011-2012 academic year.
“The Trustees are very aware of the national, state and local economic challenges that many current and prospective students and their families face,” said President Paul Baldasare. “So the St. Andrews Trustees have directed the administration to focus on closely managing our expenses to keep the costs as low as possible for our students rather than raise tuition, room and board costs.”
Tuition will remain at $21,614 with comprehensive fess totaling $8,938. St. Andrews remains committed to assisting students and their families find, utilize, and maximize scholarship and other financial aid opportunities. Over 90% of students who attend St. Andrews receive financial aid.
“St. Andrews provides a variety of scholarships in recognition of the skills and talents of our students,” said Vice President for Enrollment Management Cynthia Robinson. “In addition to awards for overall academic achievement, we have scholarship funds designated for equestrian team members and NCAA Division II athletics, as well as participants in the college choir, pipe band, theatre, art and creative writing. We’ve also added scholarship opportunities for those who plan to pursue careers in veterinary medicine and therapeutic horsemanship. In addition, St. Andrews recognized all scholarships a student receives from alternative sources, such as local civic groups or national and state scholarship competitions.
“We recognize that our students shape St. Andrews through their academic pursuits, as well as, their activities and abilities,” Robinson added. “Being able to maintain our tuition level while also offering a variety of scholarship opportunities helps us show them how important they are to us while emphasizing our continuous commitment to put our students first.”
The College participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program as well as a variety of other programs, and access to these funds requires completion of a FAFSA. St. Andrews provides an additional grant for students and families who complete the FAFSA prior to April 15.
More information about St. Andrews scholarships and links to scholarships and other loan programs not administered through the College are also provided on the financial aid section of the website at http://www.sapc.edu/Admissions/finaid/index2.php.
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About St. Andrews Presbyterian College
An innovative and bold academic venture, the distinctive character of St. Andrews has been marked by an interdisciplinary curriculum, a highly acclaimed college press, an award-winning pipe band, national champion equestrian teams, and first-rate scholarship. In addition to classes on the main campus, adult learners also choose the Center for Adult and Professional Studies opportunities through St. Andrews @ Sandhills and St. Andrews ONLINE.
On Aug. 29, 1958, the merger between Presbyterian Junior College and Flora Macdonald College became official with the formation of St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, N.C. Further information may be obtained by visiting the College's website www.sapc.edu, calling 800-763-0198 or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.