The “NTC Promise” Offers free Tuition For Qualifying High School Grads
Northcentral Technical College is offering to fill in the gaps for their prospective students where financial aid falls short.
On Friday, the community college in Wausau introduced a new initiative called the “NTC Promise” which guarantees free tuition for new students.
Lori Weyers, the president of Northcentral Technical College, explained why the program will benefit Central Wisconsin’s economy in the future.
“The technical college mission is to provide a very skilled workforce so our businesses and industries can grow,” Weyers said.
Students must meet a few requirements to qualify.
They must graduate from high school in 2016 with a minimum of a 2.0 GPA, a 90% attendance rate, and a score of at least 16 on the ACT.
The student must also come from one of the 25 districts Northcentral Technical College serves.
The superintendent of the Wausau school district, Dr. Kathleen Williams, said that the “NTC Promise” will give upcoming high school graduates an opportunity that otherwise may not have been possible.
“I interact with students all the time who simply don’t have the financial resources to pursue the studies as they so choose, and this is a game changer,” Dr. Williams exclaimed.
Tuition costs depend on the degree the student is going for, but the average for two years at NTC is $6,000.
The scholarships are privately funded by donors, businesses, and the NTC Foundation.
The deadline to apply is April 1st, 2016.
An informational session will be held at the NTC – Antigo Campus on February 29 from 3-6 pm.