Enrollment Now Open for Free Summer Course
East Central College is once again offering one free summer class to soon-to-be high school juniors and seniors.
The First Class Tuition Pass, formerly known as Three for Free, is available to the Class of 2023 and the Class of 2024, and it allows for students to take one summer tuition-free course.
The course can be worth up to five credit hours. Students must sign up before Monday, June 6, when summer classes begin.
This is the fourth year that ECC is offering a free course to high school students, according to Early College Programs Director Megen Strubberg.
“This opportunity allows high school students in our area the chance to get a jump start on their college journey,” she said. “Affordability is an important consideration for all students and families when making decisions about college.
“The ability to take a course for just the cost of fees and books is a real benefit,” Strubberg added
Students are only responsible for fees and textbooks. The program is available in Union, Rolla and online. For in-person classes, students can expect to pay between $10 to $30 in fees per course. Online course fees are $45. Text book costs are in addition to course fees.
Strubberg noted that the intent of the program is to encourage students to continue taking dual credit classes during the summer. The program is part of an ECC strategic plan goal to increase opportunities for college credit for students in the community.
Students may begin the enrollment process for First Class Tuition Pass at www.eastcentral.edu/earlycollege/summerpass/.