Local Community College Graduates to Receive 50 Percent Tuition Discount to Drexel University

published Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Students graduating with an associate degree from either Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) or Northampton Community College (NCC) will soon have the opportunity to apply for a renewable 50 percent tuition discount at Drexel University as part of the university’s new Drexel Promise Program.
 
The program, which begins in fall 2023, is designed to increase the accessibility and affordability of a Drexel degree.
 
“This is an incredible opportunity for our students at LCCC, and we thank Drexel University for providing an equitable pathway, through the Drexel Promise Program, for students to attain their higher education goals,” says Dr. Ann D. Bieber, president of Lehigh Carbon Community College.
 
“Affordability is such a large hurdle for many college students, but especially so for those attending community colleges who come from lower income backgrounds,” says Dr. David A. Ruth, president of Northampton Community College. “The Drexel Promise Program addresses that head on and will open the door for many of our students who are focused on transferring to a four-year institution to earn a bachelor’s degree.”
 
There is no additional form or application required for graduates from LCCC or NCC to be considered for the program. However, to be eligible students must be enrolled full-time, on-campus and maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA for a maximum of 12 academic quarters.
 
For information about transferring from Lehigh Carbon Community College, contact Fauzia Graham, LCCC’s transfer advisor, at fgraham@lccc.edu or call 610-799-1691. For information about transferring from Northampton Community College, call 610-861-5346 or email advinfo@northampton.edu.