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Free Student Success Class

Board Eases Financial Burden with Free Class and Tuition Rebate

Free Student Success Class

Anyone enrolling at Pima Community College for Fall 2020,  Spring 2021, or Summer 2021 will be able take a Student Success class at no tuition cost.

Student Success classes, known by the three-letter abbreviation STU, help students achieve their educational and personal goals. Topics covered include study skills, personal finance, critical thinking, transfer strategies, and career exploration and preparation.

Pima data show that students who complete a STU class succeed in the rest of their classes at higher rates than students who did not. Some STU classes prepare students to transfer into 4-year programs.

Tuition and college fees for the classes range from $92.50 to $276.50, plus some additional course fees. Depending on the student’s major, financial aid does not always cover the tuition and fees for these classes.

Tuition for the course will be covered, but any other applicable fees must be paid by the students.

Students who have already registered for a STU course in Fall 2020 will be refunded the cost of tuition.

New or returning students should register for a STU class just as they would register for any other class.  Students won’t be charged tuition for that course. Students do not have to register for any other classes in order to take the STU course, but they must apply to  the College and complete enrollment steps by the Aug. 19 start of the Fall semester.

Explore available Student Success classes.

Tuition rebate

Students who don’t qualify for financial aid or full financial aid may qualify for a tuition rebate of up to $100 if they persist in their Fall 2020 studies.

The rebate will be open to students enrolled as of Nov. 9, 2020. Qualified students must also be enrolled in three or more credits, be self-paying, and have paid in full for the Fall term.

The rebate is for qualified students. The amount of the rebate will be based on credit hours taken.   The rebate will be automatically applied after Nov. 9.

Students who receive some financial aid, but who still must pay partially out of pocket also will qualify for a rebate up to $100, based on credit hours taken and money spent out of pocket for tuition.

Students whose tuition is paid by a third-party such as a scholarship or employer, do not qualify for the rebate.

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