Vermont Business Magazine Castleton University graduate students will see a reduction in price beginning this summer. Castleton will move to offer all graduate programs at the same rate, regardless of the student’s residency or the program’s delivery model, the university announced today. “Aligning our tuition to one lower rate for our graduate students allows us to serve a broader range of students pursuing master’s degrees,” President Karen M. Scolforo said. “We know that students who earn advanced degrees are more likely to find a job, have greater career flexibility, and higher earning potential than if they had chosen not to continue their education. By making the pursuit of a master’s degree at Castleton more affordable, we are making a strong commitment to the future workforce of our region and beyond.”
Beginning with the summer session graduate tuition at Castleton will be $625 per credit, a 20 percent reduction from 2017-18 academic year pricing. In addition to lowering the tuition price, Castleton has also reduced its student fees by 75 percent.
Overall, students who complete a graduate program at Castleton can expect to pay 25 percent less than they would have previously.
According to Dr Scolforo, Castleton graduate students hail from an array of backgrounds. “Whether they are working professionals participating in one of our hybrid programs or full-time residential students pursuing their degree on campus, this new pricing structure meets the needs of today’s students.”
All Castleton graduates are eligible for a one-time $500 scholarship when they matriculate into the graduate program of their choice, further eliminating barriers of entry. Many of Castleton’s graduate programs are designed with a four-plus-one model, giving Castleton students the opportunity to achieve a bachelor’s degree and subsequent master’s degree in just five years.
Castleton University is an approved NC-SARA (National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements) institution, allowing it to provide online education to students nationwide.
Castleton offers a Master of Music Education, Master of Arts degree in School Psychology, Master of Arts degree in Education with concentrations in Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Leadership, Special Education, and Teacher Licensure, and Master of Science degrees in Accounting and Athletic Leadership.
Source: Castleton 2.14.2018