Universities offer details on tuition discount plan

Heidelberg and Tiffin universities have come together to offer a tuition discount benefiting SIEDC and chamber member organizations.

Heidelberg and TU are offering a tuition discount of up to $200 for graduate and undergraduate coursework for employees of Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services or Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp.

“This partnership is a win for everyone involved,” Heidelberg President Rob Huntington said. “We are pleased to provide greater access to high-quality education and strong professional preparation for the members of our community, and we’re happy that we can share that goal with our friends at Tiffin University.”

Employees are required to meet academic requirements, be accepted for admission at Heidelberg or TU and enroll in courses, according to a joint statement by Jeremy Marinis, vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at TU, and Doug Kellar, vice president for Enrollment Management at Heidelberg.

The partnership blossomed out of a conversation with David Zak, president and CEO of SIEDC, and John Detwiler, president and CEO of the chamber, on expanding collaboration in the community, Marinis said.

“We were looking for an opportunity to engage with the community more directly and provide more affordable education options,” Marinis said. “Individuals are now eligible to enroll in courses with either university at a reduced tuition rate.”

A $20-per-credit-hour discount can be applied to all undergraduate programs and master of business administration degree courses, according to a release provided by both universities.

TU is to offer a $200-per-credit-hour discount for Tiffin campus undergraduate programs and a $100-per-credit-hour discount for graduate degree programs, online and off-campus bachelor’s degree programs.

“Tiffin University has always been committed to providing an affordable, professionally focused education and is so glad to be partnering with Heidelberg and our local community,” Lillian Schumacher, Tiffin University president, said. “We believe this partnership and discount will help expand learning opportunities to the Tiffin community.”

The agreement is to take effect in May and the discount is to remain in place until students graduate, transfer or withdraw. The partnership was announced during SIEDC’s annual meeting Thursday.

Find out more

Additional information about eligibility and other requirements is available online at www.tiffin.edu/local-benefit or www.heidelberg.edu/community-discount.