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Private education for public cost

December 1, 2004

Thomasville - At one South Georgia University, they want to prove that anyone can afford a private education. Thomas University is a private institution, with a seemingly hefty price tag, around $8,000 a year.

Student Karli Black says, "It's really a good school to go to and it's worth it to me to come here." Worth paying the price for smaller class sizes, and personal attention from the professors.

But not everyone can pay that price, or can they? Recruiter Karri Knight says, "Regardless of the stigma that comes with being a private institution, we are affordable and they can come here."

Through scholarships, grants and fellowships, some students actually come out ahead. Knight says, "Fortunately everybody can afford a private education as well as public, no matter how much your income is. The less you make, the more you qualify for."

Black says, "It pays all my tuition. I get money for books, money for food, free room and board. Anything, basically, that I need."

And all you have to do to receive financial help, is ask. Knight says, "We have the opportunities, the means, the resources for them to complete, fill out, apply for and receive the assistance they need."

Receiving a private education for a price that the public can afford. If you would like more information on scholarship opportunities, Thomas University is holding an open house December 11th from 10 AM to 2 PM.

posted at 5:05 PM by karen.collier@walb.com