Students can expect a “bigger and better” Summer Quarter 2006 with increased course offerings and additional opportunities for financial aid. Projected enrollment for summer is approximately 8,000 students, up from last year's 7,000.
The university conducted a student survey during the winter quarter to provide students with the opportunity to communicate their preferences for summer courses. More than 2,200 students responded, and 74 percent of those who responded indicated their preference for upper division classes in their major.
In response to the survey, the university has expanded its summer course offerings to include 245 “new” classes (not offered in previous summer quarters), plus a limited number of five-week classes. Sixty-one percent of the “new” classes are at the 300 and 400 level. Ninety-five percent of the courses specifically requested by survey respondents are being offered this summer.
In previous years, the university only offered loans as financial aid during summer; however, this year, more than $500,000 in grants and $75,000 in federal work-study funds have been set aside for students who need the additional help to attend summer quarter. (Students interested in financial aid should contact the Office of Financial Aid as soon as possible.) Departments may submit requests to the Office of Financial Aid to employ work study students through the summer.
In addition, University Housing Services is offering opportunities for students to live on campus during the summer.
For more specific information about Summer Quarter 2006, visit http://dsa.cpp.edu/registrar/summer2006.