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Co-Lin increases scholarships in time for fall

Copiah-Lincoln Community College has announced an increase to the academic scholarships available to incoming freshmen and returning students on all three campuses beginning in the fall 2018 semester.

“We are excited to announce that despite budget challenges, the college has made significant adjustments to the academic scholarships for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 to include entering freshmen and returning sophomores,” said Co-Lin President Jane Hulon. “Given the financial strain on college students of today, Co-Lin is committed to eliminating barriers and helping students to meet needs that will enable them to achieve their goals.”

Students with an ACT score of 21-24 will receive $700 per semester.  This half-tuition scholarship has increased by $100.  Students with a 25-26 ACT score will receive $1,400 per semester.  This full-tuition scholarship has increased $200.

Students with a 27 or 28 ACT score will not only receive a full-tuition scholarship, but a $250 per semester book/eResources voucher as well.  Students with a 29 and above ACT score, as well as National Merit/Achievement Finalists, will receive the full-tuition scholarship, plus room, meals and a $250 per semester books/eResources voucher.

Tuition has increased at Co-Lin for the 2017-2018 school year.  In 2016, Co-Lin received $12 million from the state. In 2017, they received $10.8 million, a $1.2 million reduction in funding. 

With a 10 percent cut from state funding, the school was forced to raise tuition.  The cost went from $1,195 per semester to $1,400.

For more information about Co-Lin’s academic scholarships call the Office of Enrollment Services on the Wesson Campus at 601-643-8490, admissions office on the Natchez Campus at 601-446-1222 or the admissions office at the Simpson County Center at 601-849-0122.

Story by Gracie Byrne