Part of Grace College’s commitment to making excellent, higher education affordable, tuition-free summer courses are offered to traditional undergraduate students. Beginning May 16, current students will begin their tuition-free online courses, helping to ensure on-time graduation. Grace’s block pricing tuition structure includes 12 to 18 credit hours for the fall and spring semesters plus six more credits each summer at a flat rate to students.
Forty to 50 different course sections are offered to traditional undergraduate students each summer. “Providing students the opportunity to enroll in summer classes enables them to finish their degrees sooner at a more affordable price,” said Tim Ziebarth, executive officer of academic affairs and dean of Grace College’s School of Professional and Online Education. “Online courses provide students the flexibility to go home for the summer and perhaps get a summer job, all the while continuing their Grace education,” he said.
Tuition-free summer courses is one of many innovative ways Grace College is making its quality, biblically-based education available to as many students as possible. In the fall of 2015, Grace instituted the Measure of Grace campaign which included an initial 9 percent decrease in tuition cost, a $500 reduction in tuition each consecutive year of undergraduate enrollment and free textbook rentals. Grace College is pleased to offer a 3-year bachelor’s degree in any of its 65 majors as well as the option to blend a bachelor’s and master’s degree in four years.