Release date: Oct. 15, 2020
Bossier Parish Community College and Grambling State University signed a memorandum of understanding Tuesday allowing qualified BPCC employees who wish to enroll at Grambling State University to receive reduced tuition waiver benefits.
“Bossier Parish Community College and Grambling State University share a common vision of innovation and collaboration, which ultimately leads to enhanced educational services for our region. We are so grateful to be able to offer our faculty and staff this opportunity to further their education with such an outstanding leader in higher education at a reduced cost,” said BPCC Chancellor, Dr. Rick Bateman, Jr. “This partnership demonstrates our continued commitment to ensuring a quality higher education remains affordable and accessible for our people and together, we will continue to create pathways for higher education opportunities in northwest Louisiana.”
Under the agreement, full-time faculty and staff at BPCC will be allowed to enroll at Grambling State University for undergraduate or graduate courses at a reduced rate plus certain applicable fees.
“Grambling State welcomes the opportunity to work with the outstanding faculty and staff at BPCC who seek to enhance their education,” said Grambling State President Rick Gallot. “The commitment to continued growth and knowledge signifies the culture of excellence that exists there.”
Full-time BPCC employees must meet normal admission requirements for enrollment in the GSU program. They will be able to register for up to six (6) hours per semester (including the summer term) at a reduced rate of $25 per credit hour, not to exceed $75 for any three (3) credit hour undergraduate course and for up to six (6) hours per semester (including the summer term) at a reduced rate of $50, not to exceed $150 for any three (3) credit hour graduate course.