Sunday, December 13, 2009

Students Getting Paid For Passing Classes

So where exactly is the money from last winter’s 787-billion-dollar economic stimulus package going?

If you’re a student at Fort Hays State University in Kansas getting grades of C or higher, it’s going straight into your pocket, according to an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Fort Hays State started a program last August paying its on-campus students $5 for each credit hour in which they earn a grade of C or higher.

The university decided to spend a third of the money they received through the stimulus on tuition mitigation, which they chose to distribute to passing students. They’re spending the other two thirds on deferred maintenance.

The administration is hoping that the new program will offset the $6.85-a-credit-hour increase in this year’s tuition.