Cazenovia College is determined to boost enrollment numbers after seeing a dip from the Excelsior Scholarship– and they’re doing it by offering all first-year students scholarships.
Enrollment at the college is down by 10 percent, and Cazenovia is determined to stay competitive with ‘The Cazenovia Commitment.’
Under ‘The Cazenovia Commitment,’ all first-year students will receive merit scholarships totaling anywhere from $12,000 to $22,000.
“Every student is guaranteed a scholarship, so that’s a big piece of it. In addition to that, we’re deepening and again, restrengthening our continued commitment to small class sizes, personalized learning environment, an internship opportunity for students. 92 percent of our students complete an internship, study abroad opportunities and career mentoring,” said Ron Chesbrough, president of Cazenovia College.
The funding, when combined with other financial aid, will lower the cost of tuition, room and board, and other fees to less than $20,000 a year.
There are no strings attached, which means there are no residency requirements, no income floor, and no risk that the scholarship will be turned into a loan.