Events will focus on “Financing Your Return to School”
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (July 10, 2014) – The Eckerd College Program for Experienced Learners will host two workshops in July, which will include a presentation on how adults looking to finish their college degree can finance for their return to school.
The Program for Experienced Learners (PEL) gives busy adults the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree in a classroom-learning environment. Small class sizes and high-quality faculty create a premium college experience, along with the opportunity to network with other professionals. Students can take classes at PEL’s St. Petersburg or Tampa locations.
In a presentation titled “Financing Your Return to School,” PEL staff will cover the financial aid process and how it can be different from the process for traditional undergraduate students. Other topics will include common mistakes made while completing the process and the different types of federal assistance resources available for adult students.
The first workshop will be held in PEL’s Tampa center at 1300 North Westshore Blvd., Suite 135, on Wednesday, July 16. The following week, PEL will host the second workshop in Room 209 of the Franklin Templeton building on Eckerd College’s main campus, 4200 54th St. S, in St. Petersburg on Wednesday, July 23. Both events will take place from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Admissions counselors and PEL staff will be on hand to answer questions about the program. If prospective students can’t attend but are interested in the program, they can call or e-mail an admissions counselor for information.
About the Program for Experienced Learners: PEL is a bachelor’s degree completion program designed for adults. By offering in-person classes on evenings and weekends, the program will accommodate individual schedules. Ideal candidates for admission have completed a year of transferable college coursework and/or have training or work experience that can qualify for credit.
PEL offers an honors program, opportunities to study abroad and membership to Phi Beta Kappa honor society, and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Classes are held at Eckerd’s main campus in St. Petersburg and at their Tampa center in the Westshore district.
For more information: Prospective students interested in taking classes at the St. Petersburg campus should contact Julee Breehne at (727) 864-8226 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For those interested in Tampa classes, contact Danielle Ritch at (813) 282-0002 or email@example.com. And for general information about the program, visit www.eckerd.edu/pel or call the PEL office at (727) 864-8226.