College implements changes to Adult Upgrading

To offset tuition costs during the winter semester, the College of the Rockies is offering completion awards to students

To offset tuition costs during the winter semester, the College of the Rockies is offering completion awards to students who successfully complete an adult upgrading course but who did not receive an Adult Upgrading Grant. These awards are applied as a credit toward a student’s next course registration and range from $75 to $450.

The goal behind offering Student Aid BC Adult Upgrading Grants is to assist lower income learners with the cost of tuition, fees, books, unsubsidized childcare and transportation.

As of January 1st, 2016, the tuition for adult upgrading courses will be $305.76 each per semester, while tuition for directed studies courses will be $450 per course.

Students who are currently enrolled in directed studies courses at the College will be able to continue their courses, tuition-free, until April 30th.

At COTR, Adult Upgrading courses are offered at four different levels: fundamental, intermediate, advanced and provincial. Many courses at the advanced and provincial levels are available by regular semester delivery during either September to December, or January to April, but courses at all levels are also available by directed study.

Students will be able to begin directed study courses in January, February or March in the winter semester.  The fall semester intakes will be in September, October and November.

Find out more about Adult Upgrading courses at www.cotr.ca/abe.

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