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Ilisaġvik waives tuition for North Slope residents

October 6th 12:22 pm | Shady Grove Oliver Print this article   Email this article  

A new pilot program at Iḷisaġvik College means North Slope Borough residents won't have to pay tuition for the spring 2018 semester.

"This waiver is available for any Iḷisaġvik program that requires tuition payments, whether academic or vocational," the college noted in a release.

It was made possible by a "financial contribution" from the North Slope Borough, according to the college. The amount of money given to the school by the borough was not immediately available.

"Mayor [Harry] Brower is a strong supporter of continuing education for all our residents," said Iḷisaġvik President Pearl Brower in the release. "His support has been invaluable to Iḷisaġvik's ability to continue to expand its mission here."

For resident students to apply for the waiver, they have to attend a financial aid counseling session, attend a workshop on financial aid to be offered by the college, and apply for at least one scholarship. According to Iḷisaġvik, course fees, books and other supplies will not be included in the waiver, which is specific to general tuition.

"Applicants who currently owe Iḷisaġvik College $500 or more are not eligible for the waiver until that debt has been retired," the college noted.

More information on the waiver can be found by visiting the college or calling the admissions office at 907-852-3333.

 

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