The Summer Bridge Program at Finlandia University will kick off on June 26 for its second year – allowing students to get ahead and better prepare themselves for college.
“Our Summer Bridge Program offers a unique opportunity for our incoming students to ease into the demands of college coursework with highly coordinated support and opportunities to explore the local area during our beautiful summer,” Director of Academic Success and Student Life Erin Barnett said.
The seven-week program includes living in Finlandia Hall, taking six credits, taking part in programming specifically developed to prepare students for their first year of college and exploration of the natural beauty offered in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The total cost is $5,000, which includes all tuition and room and board. Students are able to leverage federal financial aid from the 2016-17 academic year without affecting their 2017-18 federal funding. To do this they will need to fill out the 2016-17 FAFSA.
“This is a unique opportunity that makes the program more affordable for families of all income levels,” said Sandra Turnquist, Director of Student Financial Services.
The program can also benefit students who are looking to improve their institutional financial aid package. If a student completes the program with at a higher GPA level than they earned coming out of high school, they could bump up their merit scholarship. Students are able to register for the program effective March 1.
The deadline to register is June 14. Learn more about the program at finlandia.edu/summer.Tags: Erin Barnett, Sandra Turnquist, Summer Bridge Program