The majority of Continuing Education classes are state-supported and offered tuition free to students, except for materials fees as appropriate. Some classes such as foreign languages, cooking, and other community enrichment classes are not supported by state funds, and therefore require a tuition fee (generally, in the range of $25 to $96 to cover direct expenses.
A list of tuition-based Community Education courses that will be offered in Fall 2011 and an online application for the scholarship are available for viewing and downloading at the Continuing Education Web site. (www.sbcc.edu/ce) Priority scholarship consideration is given to students who wish to enroll in tuition-fee courses that are health-related, life/social enrichment, or needed due to special circumstances. Application forms are also available during regular business hours at the Schott Center at 310 West Padre Street or Wake Center at 300 North Turnpike Road.
The deadline to submit a scholarship application is Friday, August 5. Recipients will be selected on Friday, August 12. Registration for Fall 2011 begins Monday, August 22 with the Fall 2011 term running for 10 weeks from September 12 through November 19.
Scholarships will be awarded based on financial need and the number of awards is dependent on the number of applications and the amount available in the scholarship fund. The scholarship award is for the tuition fee only and does not cover materials fees required of some classes.
The Scholarship Selection Committee is composed of two student representatives, members of the Continuing Education Citizens’ Advisory Council, a Foundation for SBCC representative and two Continuing Education staff members.
For more information about SBCC Continuing Education, go to www.sbcc.edu/ce