WGU Tennessee Chancellor Dr. Kimberly Estep and Jackson State Community College President Dr. Allana Hamilton celebrated today the re-signing of an articulation agreement that continues to allow Jackson State faculty, staff, and graduates to further their educations at a reduced cost.
“We are very happy to extend the agreement between Jackson State and Western Governors University,” said Hamilton. “WGU provides our students with a very viable and affordable option for continuing their education while maintaining work and familial obligations.”
The agreement, which was first signed in 2014, will continue to provide Jackson State graduates and staff with 5 percent discounts on WGU Tennessee’s already-low tuition of $3,000 per term. The partnership has already led to more than 50 Jackson State graduates enrolling in WGU Tennessee. In addition to reduced tuition costs, graduates are eligible for WGU Tennessee’s Fulfilling the Promise Scholarship – the staple scholarship for a recently launched initiative that aims to empower graduates of Gov. Bill Haslam’s Tennessee Promise to earn affordable bachelor’s degrees at WGU Tennessee.
“Our Fulfilling the Promise initiative gives Jackson State and other Tennessee community college graduates an opportunity to advance their postsecondary educations without worrying about taking on a lot of debt,” Estep said. “We are proud of our strong partnership, and look to continue providing accessible, affordable educations to their graduates and staff.”
Graduates of Jackson State or other Tennessee community colleges who choose to enroll in WGU Tennessee will benefit from 24/7 access to coursework, one-on-one support from an assigned mentor, and a competency-based approach to learning, which allows students to focus on what they need to learn and leverage what they have mastered on the job.
All of this gives students the flexibility they need to balance education, employment, and family.