Concordia University offers high school students one year of college at no cost

MEQUON (WITI) -- Concordia University announced Thursday, January 29th the Concordia Promise dual credit (early college start) initiative. The Concordia Promise offers high school students the unprecedented opportunity to complete one year of a liberal arts undergraduate degree cost-free.

“At our core, we are dedicated to ensure that a lifelong Christ-centered education is within the reach of more and more students,” shares Concordia’s President, the Rev. Dr. Patrick T. Ferry. “The Concordia Promise pays forward to a student’s undergraduate experience, and makes an excellent Concordia education an opportunity that is more affordable, more accessible, and ultimately, more valuable.”

Under the program, enrolled students pay a reduced tuition cost of $50 per credit hour. Students are then eligible to participate in the Concordia Promise Plus, a scholarship in the amount paid for the dual credit courses that is applied toward their undergraduate tuition if students choose to attend Concordia University Wisconsin or Ann Arbor.

"Our first focus is to prepare students for a lifetime of success,” shares Dave Burgess, executive director of Racine High School. “The Concordia Promise dual credit program provides a remarkable advantage, academically and financially, for students to pursue their future goals, while completing their high school diploma."

In the spring semester of 2015, the Concordia Promise is being made available exclusively to Lutheran and Christian high schools and homeschool families nationwide. Plans to expand the program to private and area public high schools are under discussion.

For more information on this program, contact Concordia’s Dual Credit Coordinator, Kathryn Baganz, at or 262-243-2077.

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