Friday, May 20, 2011

College urges students to return with Come Back to Daytona State Scholarship

If you’re one of many Daytona State College students who was well on your way toward earning an associate degree, but had to put your college education on hold for whatever reason, college officials are about to make you an offer you may find hard to refuse.

The college this week sent letters to more than 5,500 non-returning students dating as far back as 2003 who took classes but did not complete their degrees, offering a one-time only “Come Back to Daytona State Scholarship” valued at 25 percent off the cost of their in-state tuition for Fall 2011 Semester.
The scholarship opportunity is being offered to students who have completed at least 45 credits of coursework within their major and who have not re-enrolled in classes for at least 12 months.
“We know that finances are one of the many obstacles our students face when it comes to completing their college degrees,” said Tom LoBasso, senior vice president of enrollment and student development. “With the help of the Daytona State College Foundation, we have been able to create this scholarship award which, when combined with financial aid, can remove this barrier and make completing their degrees more affordable.”
Students who receive the letter and are considering taking advantage of the scholarship offer also are encouraged to apply for financial aid as soon as possible by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available online and accessible via the college’s website at Students are urged to apply for financial aid as soon as possible, since it takes 4-6 weeks to process the application.
The Come Back to Daytona State Scholarship must be redeemed by Aug.1.
For more information, please call or email (386) 506-4471,