Taking college classes while still in high school is more affordable than ever.
With the passing of LB 1008 by the Nebraska State Legislature, Nebraska community colleges are eligible to receive funds to support dual credit enrollment.
Dual credit classes are typically taught in high schools by qualified instructors. They provide a head start on a college education by counting toward both high school and college credits simultaneously.
Mid-Plains Community College has elected to use its allocation of the state funds to provide a $20 per credit hour discount to all students who enroll in a dual credit course for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022.
That’s up from the $10 per credit hour discount offered last year. The new amount will make the cost of tuition and fees $94 per credit hour.
“MPCC is providing this discount to students to allow greater access to college credit while in high school,” said Paul Knopick, area director of Early Entry and Program Development. “This discount will provide more opportunities for our area students to gain knowledge of a future degree or career path, help prepare them for college rigor, cut overall costs of college and help contribute to a college-going culture. I would encourage all area high school students to reach out to their counselors or MPCC to take the next steps on their collegiate journey.”
More information about the dual credit program is available at mpcc.edu/become-a-student/high-school-student or by contacting Knopick at firstname.lastname@example.org/ (308) 535-3639 or Kayla Thurman at email@example.com/ (308) 535-3607.