Three Rivers cuts costs for out-of-state students – News – The Bulletin – Connecticut News

Three Rivers cuts costs for out-of-state students – News – The Bulletin – Connecticut News

NORWICH — Another local college is making a bid for more out-of-state students.Three Rivers Community College has announced that it’s now offering in-state tuition rates to residents from Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New York.School officials began touting the new rates late last month and said they’re a benefit for both the state and students wanting to move to the area. Quinebaug Valley Community College announced in June it was offering reduced tuition rates to two neighboring states.“It’s great for our enrollment, great for the bordering states — it just makes sense ,” Steve Finton, the acting dean of student services, said. “We offer proximity, and we’re not like other places where we’re only trying to get them here, we offer some really great programs.”Beginning this fall, students from the three neighboring states can take a full-time load — 12 or more credits — for $2,178 per semester — a more than $4,000 savings.“We look at it as we’re giving another student an opportunity to take advantage our programs,” Peg Stroup, Three Rivers director of admissions, said.Added Finton: “With Three Rivers, it’s all about the greatness we have to offer with the faculty, the programs and the facilities.”The college offers 79 degrees and certificates, including an online library science program and nuclear engineering technology. School officials said the nuclear engineering technology program is the only one of its kind in New England and one of three in the country.“Three Rivers in Norwich is closer than most people realize,” a press release says. “The college is only a 30-minute drive from…

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