Butler County Times Gazette
  • Butler: concurrent enrollment with tuition reimbursement

  • Butler Community College is providing another reason to enroll for high school students, tuition reimbursement.
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  • Butler Community College is providing another reason to enroll for high school students, tuition reimbursement.
    Start Smart provides incentives for high school students to start earning college credits early. Students must be concurrently enrolled, meaning they are taking Butler classes while enrolled in a Kansas high school. Upon high school graduation, students who enroll full-time at Butler will be reimbursed the tuition paid while in high school. Butler classes taken during any fall, spring, or summer semesters prior to high school graduation are eligible for tuition reimbursement.
    “Butler strives to be both accessible and affordable for students in our service area,” President Kim Krull said. “One of Butler’s strategic priorities is ‘Students finish what they start.’ Start Smart encourages students to continue their college education as a full-time student and makes it affordable by recognizing their initiative to take college courses while still in high school.”
    The tuition reimbursement is granted to students who enroll and attend full-time at Butler in the fall or spring semesters for up to one year following high school graduation. Students must have earned a grade of C or higher in Butler classes taken during high school.
    Additionally, Butler offers free tuition to high school students taking career and technical education classes through the state Career Technical Education (CTE) initiative. Butler is also the only AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) college in Kansas. AVID is a college readiness system for elementary through higher education that is designed to increase school-wide learning and performance.
    For more information on Start Smart, or Butler’s other enrollment incentives, contact Admissions at 316-322-3382 or Jolene Keith at 316-322-3822.

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