In an editorial published by The Baltimore Sun on March 18, 2014, Carrie Wells, a famous breaking news reporter, said, “The University of Baltimore will offer free tuition to college students in their final semester if they can finish their degrees in four years.” Education is the primary need of every child. Every parent expects that if they succeed in giving a good foundation to their children, then their children will have a very good chance for a bright future. Since my son’s childhood, all of my attention has remained hinged upon imparting exemplary education to him. In my opinion, the first thing that a father should focus over is the selection of a good learning institution. No doubt, American schools, colleges and universities are recognized all over the world for having enviable educational standards but there are some differences between each of them.
The savings are tremendous
My son has recently completed his high school education and is waiting to get his admissions into a college. But, like many hard working parents, there were many factors involved. For one, where would my child get the best education at an affordable tuition? For many working parents like me, we want our kids to get the best, but sometimes the truth is we just can’t afford the best. For parents in my shoes, every penny counts and this is the reason I was very shocked to here what Carrie Wells, further revealed in her article, “In-state students now pay about $3,300 in tuition each semester; out-of-state students, pay $9,000.” She also quoted Baltimore University President Robert L Bogomolny admits, “Most of our students are first-time students; they’re economically challenged students, and they’re coming from families that don’t have a history of higher education.” This is exactly what I was looking for. $3,300 dollars is a lot of money. For our house hold that is more than three months rent. Many of the parents in my neighborhood are anxiously looking for opportunities of this sort. Knowing that their children can finally go to a very good university, all while not being a burden on their pockets, is a huge relief.
Benefits are clearly appreciated
One semester free with standard education is a commendable service. It is really a great offer for parents who have tight financial circumstances like mine. My son is very intelligent and hard-working. I am hopeful that he will try his best in reaping the real benefits of this offer. Robert L Bogomolny said, “He hopes it will help motivate students to finish more quickly, lighten their debt load upon graduation and induce more students to apply.” This fall the University is offering to let students attend classes for free during their final semester, and it sounds like music to the ears of parents all around Baltimore, Maryland. Besides the fact that parents will be saving a lot of money, this will also motivate students to finish their degrees in four years and not waste time.
Dominique Raymond, a vice president at the Indianapolis-based non-profit Complete College America, appreciates this gesture by saying, “Finishing on time matters because the longer you take, the less likely you are to graduate, because life gets in the way”. This program is being closely observed and is very popular in Maryland. If it produces intended results, other institutions may follow soon. This program could end up changing the fates of many students all around U.S. To go to the main website of University of Baltimore, you can click on the source link below.