Equal Tuition for all ESL Students

Language Learning Center eliminates out-of-state tuition rate requirement

 

All students who register for English as a Second Language classes at Emily Griffith Technical College will now pay the same tuition regardless of residency status. The new policy will take effect immediately. All out-of-state tuition rates will be eliminated for ESL classes for the next academic session.

Until now, students who had not established residency in the U.S. were required to pay rates nearly three times the cost of in-state tuition.  EGTC’s administration decided to eliminate the out-of-state tuition requirement in order to make ESL classes more accessible to all.

“We are committed to Emily Griffith’s original vision, when she opened the school 97 years ago, of providing a place for all who wish to learn” says Linda Van Doren, Dean of the Language Learning Center at EGTC.  “This is the first of many steps that the Language Learning Center is taking to better help our students achieve their language learning goals, which are the foundation to attaining citizenship, more education, and better career prospects,” Van Doren adds.

The Language Learning Center at Emily Griffith offers the state’s largest and oldest ESL program. Each year, the LLC serves over 2,000 immigrants, including hundreds of refugees from the state-funded Colorado Refugee ESL Program.

“We are taking many steps to bridge our students from ESL classes to career and technical programs at Emily Griffith Technical College, so that graduates may provide better futures for their families,” says Van Doren. “Making our ESL classes more accessible for a broader range of individuals moves us closer to that goal.”

Upcoming Related Events

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
EGTC Career Fair 2017!
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Fundraiser for Kneaded Dough
Time: 4:00pm
Friday, May 5, 2017
Legal Advice Office
Time: 11:15am

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