Germanna and George Mason U announce agreement
Germanna Community College and George Mason University have signed an agreement that both said will bring degrees into reach for more people in GCC’s service region by making higher education more affordable and accessible. “The Mason Virginia Promise is built on the belief that education and success should be available to everyone,” Mason President Gregory Washington said. “And this is our promise — we are committed to providing a pathway for all Virginians.”
The new Mason Academy at Germanna delivers a locally focused and streamlined pathway for degrees in Business, Cybersecurity and other programs that can align with Germanna’s “College Everywhere” accelerated online degree initiative.
The Academy highlights one-time admissions and financial aid process, significant cost savings and access to additional grant programs, as well as a dedicated advisor for each student through their college journey to ensure no credit loss and success. As part of financial aid, Mason will also reimburse its tuition fees for Mason Academy transfer students if they have met other grant-based scholarship and family household income level requirements.
“Germanna and George Mason are both committed to bringing higher education within reach of every Virginian. Earning an associate’s degree at GCC makes the pursuit of a bachelor’s degree more affordable,” said Germanna President Janet Gullickson.
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