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7/19/2021 9:18:00 AM
Internet-based Classes Offer Fast Track for Degree
Gaston College among nation's best for computer-based classes

Lincoln Herald Staff
lh@lincolnherald.net


Getting a degree from computer-based classes is now easier than ever; and Gaston College was recently recognized as being among America’s best community colleges for Internet-based and accelerated classes.

College spokeswoman Julie Ostrowski says “Gaston College Express” will offer classes in a five-week format, allowing the degree to be completed in just 18 months. Students will then be ready to go on for their bachelor’s degree goals at a four-year college or university.

Ostrowski, the college's Director of Marketing, also said that with the upcoming semester that begins in August, community college would soon be more affordable.

How? Students will have new financial opportunities available to them, come August. Gaston College has many opportunities for grants, scholarships and other financial aid; and with some new programs, such as the recently announced North Carolina Longleaf Commitment Grant, eligible students may be able to attend at no cost at all. She added that to help ensure students don’t miss out on available funding, the college’s financial aid team is offering drop-in FAFSA (free application for federalth student aid) application help this Thursday (July 22nd) and  next Thursday (July 29th).

On an unrelated subject, Ostrowski told us that three graduates of Gaston College’s broadcast and production technology program are returning to train the school’s new sports broadcasting team. They will teach a new class on sports broadcasting, using their experience working for various sports teams and networks to teach students in the class, who will get hands-on experience covering events for the school’s intercollegiate sports program when it begins competing in the ’21-22 season.



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