Two-for-One Program: MCC offering free classes to part time students

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - College can be very expensive, but one local school is helping students when it comes to “cutting cost” with tuition.

“Basically they can choose one-class it can be any class. Online class, on-campus, a night class, whatever fits their schedule. They pick that class and then we have a list of classes that they can choose one of those classes for free,” Deanna Smith, MCC Director of Advising and Retention said.

Meridian Community College’s Two-For-One Program is exclusively for part-time students. If you’re enrolled under 12 hours – you can sign up for any class and then select a second class from a special list tuition free.

“And it’s really like a $450 scholarship. So it’s a really good deal for our part-time students,” Smith said.

The program is offered in the spring and the fall, plus it’s not too late. College officials say students have until the end of February to sign up for this money-saving program. We spoke to some students on how great of an opportunity this is for their classmates to save some extra cash.

“I know somebody very closely that is using this scholarship and it helps tremendously when you’re trying to go to school and you’re trying to work,” Anna-Beth Looper, student at MCC said.

The program’s purpose is to place their students in the perfect opportunity to graduate, no matter the circumstance.

“We’ll try to meet students where they are. Rather they want to be part-time or full-time, but especially for our part-time students this is a really great opportunity for them to be able to take a class and then basically get one free. Get the tuition free for the second one,” Smith said.

Classes offered for the two-for-one program is as follows: Principles of Accounting II; Art Appreciation; Principles of Biology; General Biology With Lab for majors; Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab; Anatomy and Physiology II with lab; Microbiology with Lab; Computer Concepts; Principles of Microeconomics; Human Growth and Development; Intermediate English with Lab; English Composition I; English Composition II; World Civilization II; First Aid and CPR; Beginning Algebra; Intermediate Algebra; College Algebra; Trigonometry; Business Calculus I; Statistics; Spanish I; Spanish II; Real Estate I, Real Estate II; New Testament Survey; World Religions; Physical Science with Lab; General Physics with Lab; General Psychology; Real Estate Law; Introduction to Sociology I; Public Speaking; and Theater Appreciation.

For more information, you contact MCC at 601-483-8241.