Students at San Juan College in Farmington with an associate’s degree and a GPA of 2.75 or higher will be offered scholarships to make up the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition.
For the current semester, in-state tuition at FLC is $7,056 compared with $17,712 for out-of-state students.
“We want to make Fort Lewis College as accessible as possible, and we want to support the local relationship as well,” said Katie Nester, associate director of admission, in a news release. “We’ve built a great relationship with San Juan College, and that’s laid the foundation for us to be able to have this program.”
Included in the San Juan College Reciprocal Scholarship program is an award for honors students. Any student from SJC with an honors designation, a minimum 3.25 GPA, will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship for their first year at FLC.
FLC admission staff members regularly visit SJC to host pre-enrollment counseling sessions with potential transfer students. The admission office now has a counselor who solely manages transfer students.
“This partnership with Fort Lewis College not only contributes to the future success of our students, but also provides an additional component to the quality of education we provide at San Juan College,” said SJC President Toni Hopper Pendergrass in the news release.
According to Pendergrass, 494 students have transfered from San Juan College to Fort Lewis College in the last 10 years.