Park University Offers Option for Students Considering Gap Year
June 15, 2020 — To support concerns of current college students considering taking a year off from their current college/university due to health anxieties related to the coronavirus, and as a way to ease the financial concerns of these students, Park University has launched a gap year initiative.
Park University is offering current undergraduate students at colleges/universities across the country to take a year of unlimited online classes for a flat fee of just $9,000 during the 2020-21 academic year (Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters). The campaign provides students with health concerns the peace of mind while staying home, a low tuition rate and the ability to stay on course to graduate on schedule.
Park University, which has offered online classes since 1996 (before Google!), provides more than 650-plus courses in an online format and 70 undergraduate degree options. Park’s online classes are offered in an 8-week flexible, accelerated format twice per semester.
The University’s regular tuition rate is $427 per credit hour. For a student who takes a full-time class load of 15 credit hours each of the two semesters, the cost per credit hour as part of the gap year program is just $300, a savings of $127 per credit hour (approximately 30 percent) and more than $3,800 over the course of the two semesters.
To take advantage of this flat fee solution, students must currently attend or have attended a college during the 2019-20 academic year and provide proof of attendance (official transcripts) is required. Students can enroll in up to 18 credit hours per semester (or 9 credit hours per 8-week accelerated term), though students can be considered to enroll in an overload of classes with a 3.0 grade point average or higher and approval from the dean of the college the student’s degree program falls under.
Students can have the $35 application fee waived by using code GAPYEAR. For complete information and to request information about the gap year initiative, visit park.edu/gapyear or call (888) 319-9522.