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Continuing Education Tution-based Courses Have Scholarships for Financially Needy

Santa Barbara City College’s Continuing Education Division has announced that it will offer tuition scholarships again to financially needy students wishing to take one of the tuition-based classes for the Winter 2011 term.

Applications will be available beginning Friday October 15 and can be picked up during regular business hours at the Schott Center at 310 West Padre Street or Wake Center at 300 North Turnpike Road. An online application and a list of tuition-based classes for the Winter term will be posted on the SBCC Continuing Education website on October 15, as well. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, October 29.

The majority of Continuing Education classes are state-supported and offered tuition free. However some classes such as foreign languages, cooking, and other community enrichment classes are not state supported, and are therefore offered for a nominal fee (generally, in the range of $25 to $80) to cover direct expenses.

The scholarship selection committee is composed of two student representatives, two members of the Continuing Education Citizens’ Advisory Council, a Foundation for SBCC representative and two Continuing Education staff members. The group will give priority consideration to students who wish to enroll in tuition-based courses that are health-related, life/social enrichment, or needed due to special circumstances. The scholarship is for the tuition, not for materials fees that some classes have.

Registration for the Winter 2011 term begins the week of December 6-10 with the term running from January10 – March 19. More information regarding the scholarship application process is available online.

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