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John A. Logan College offers tuition break, closes extension centers

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- As the fall semester approaches, leaders at John A. Logan College continue to adjust plans for the start of the new school year.

During the Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday, administrators said students will be offered classes in a variety of formats, including face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses comprised of both in-person and online instruction.

“We have communicated with students through various platforms, the modalities that we will use to deliver instruction this fall,” said Dr. Melanie Pecord, Vice President for Instructional Services at John A. Logan College. "Students are showing a preference for face-to-face and online scheduled classes. To meet the needs of students coming on campus, we will require masks to be worn by anyone entering the College. We will also have only four entrances open with temperature checks required to enter the building.”

According to Pecord, tuition for online and hybrid classes will be reduced by 10 percent for the fall semester. The activity fee will be waived as well.

“We cannot do what we normally do for students this semester, and students are taking online classes that they had originally planned to take face-to-face, so we feel the discount is necessary,” said Pecord. “In addition to the reduction in fees, the College has remaining CARES Act funds that students that were enrolled during the spring semester and have re-enrolled for the fall semester could be eligible to receive.”

To offset anticipated losses in tuition, state funding, and local property taxes, John A. Logan College will close its extension centers in Du Quoin and West Frankfort for one academic year.

Staff members at the centers will be reassigned to the Carterville campus.

John A. Logan College officials say the plan could save more than $400,000.

Classes at John A. Logan College are set to begin August 12.

Mandy Robertson

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