Jun 10, 2014 1:10:00 PM
There are many challenges that students face on their way to earning their college degrees. Getting into the college of your choice is as competitive as ever. The price of tuition is skyrocketing. Sometimes hurdles arise before you’ve even applied – lack of motivation, low confidence – the list goes on.
Fortunately, programs like Dual Enrollment and Advanced Placement can help to alleviate the burden some of these problems by allowing students to earn college credit while they are still in high school. The savings of earning credit early through these programs can benefit both students and the public, so much in fact, that the total cost of college education could be lowered by up to 12.5%, a significant drop for students and taxpayers alike.
Topics: Dual Enrollment
May 20, 2014 11:42:00 AM
Brian Heston '00 earned his BA in literature and creative writing. Since attending Burlington College, Heston has received and MFA in fiction writing from George Mason University and an MFA in Poetry from Rutgers University. His poems have won a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize, and his first full length manuscript, “If You Find Yourself,” was just awarded the Main Street Rag Book Prize. It will be published in November 2014.
Below are two selections from "If You Find Yourself."
Mar 26, 2014 8:48:00 AM
These days paying for college is no easy task. That's why Burlington College is happy to be participating in Vermont's Early College Program (ECP). The ECP allows students to earn four-year degrees at a substantial discount AND graduate early!
Now you can finish out your senior year of high school while getting a head start on college at the same time. Better yet, you can save serious money while doing it. Get the same quality college education for less and take the courses you've been waiting for.
So just how much can you save?
YEAR 1: FREE Tuition!
Yes, that's right. Apply for the ECP and you can start college a year early at no cost to you. Thanks to the Flexible Pathways Bill, you can have your first year of college covered.
YEARS 2-4: Receive a 20% discount and Tuition freeze!
No, your eyes aren't playing tricks on you. For the remainder of your college years, you can get a full 20% off tuition. And no need to worry about escalating costs each year. Your tuition will be "frozen" at the same rate until you graduate.
Still sound too good to be true? Learn more about Early College and how you can save on tuition.
Topics: Early College
Mar 25, 2014 10:57:00 AM
Burlington College faculty member Sandra Baird received the Pro Bono Service Award from the Vermont Bar Association at their mid-year meeting at the Hilton on March 21. The award is given annually to recognize an individual’s extraordinary efforts on behalf of the disadvantaged throughout Vermont.
Baird received the award for her work as a private attorney willing to take pro bono clients referred by Vermont Volunteers Lawyers Project and through the Burlington College Pro Se Legal Clinic. Nominated by several members of the legal community, including Angele Court of the VVLP and Chittenden County Probate Judge Susan Fowler, Baird is a lawyer, educator, and prominent civil rights activist. Fowler lauded Baird “as a strong advocate for the voiceless.”For years, Baird has been providing free legal services to a diverse population of clients through the Burlington College Pro Se Legal Clinic. She also serves at Burlington College as Chair of the Legal and Justice Studies Department at Burlington College, the Cuba Overseas Study Program, and the Institute for Civic Engagement.
Mar 11, 2014 7:00:00 PM
Wouldn't it be nice to save money and get a head start on your college education? Talk about a weight off your shoulders. Believe it or not, it's easier than you think.
Topics: Early College
Burlington College is a small, creative, private liberal arts institution located in Burlington, Vermont. Located on the shore of Lake Champlain, the College has been recognized as having the most free-spirited students in one of the healthiest states in the country.
The College offers Associate, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, as well as an Individualized Master’s degree program, and several professional certificate programs.