Gateway Enrolling Students for January Semester

Community and Technical College is still enrolling students for the spring semester that begins Jan. 14, 2013.

According to a recent news media poll, 65 percent of local college graduates responding to the poll listed their finances as excellent or good. That compares to 56 percent of non-college graduates who described their financial situation as fair or poor.

We encourage all individuals who are concerned about their financial futures or their children's future to contact us to see how Gateway can help them earn a degree and acquire the skills to survive and thrive in today's difficult economy, said Andre Washington, Gateway dean of enrollment management.

There are a lot of excellent reasons to enroll at Gateway, Washington added. No. 1, an associates degree can add an average of $16,000 a year to an individuals earning power. No. 2,

Gateway tuition for a full-time, in-state student is $4,200 a year, well below the tuition of most other colleges in the region. No. 3, we offer 32 kinds of scholarships, as well as assistance in applying for other forms of financial aid.

The dean emphasized that scholarships are available for all kinds of students, and many don't require a straight-A average to qualify. In addition, a federal Health Profession Opportunity Grant provides free tuition and other financial benefits to low-income students interested in nine specific health-care fields. You wont find a better value than that.

Gateway also offers a special outreach program for military veterans and a host of services designed to help students overcome academic and non-academic barriers and stay in school to complete a credential.

Gateway is a public, state-assisted two-year college, Washington pointed out. Our goal is student success and completion. We want our students to feel welcome and to understand that were dedicated to helping them succeed.

Credits earned at Gateway transfer by law to any of Kentuckys eight public universities. The college is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Credit earned at regionally accredited colleges like Gateway is generally accepted by four-year universities across the country.

Gateway offers more than 30 credential programs, including credentials in the top six fastest-growing, best-paying fields in the region. Classes are accessible at the colleges campuses in Covington, Edgewood, and Florence, as well as online and through the Gateway Regional Academy or the Workforce Solutions Division. The GRA provides college classes to high school students, while Workforce Solutions works with employers to provide customized skill training.

A good way to get started is to check out the website or give us a call, said Washington. Were more than happy to help.
Visit the website at http://www.gateway.kctcs.edu/Admissions or call Gateway at 1-859-441-4500.