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Butler offers summer students free credit hours for fall 2020

An entrance to Butler Community College in El Dorado
Published: Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

Summer classes shift 100% online, 10 new online programs launch for fall 

EL DORADO, Kan. – “It’s just one way we’re trying to give back during this time of crisis,” said Dr. Jessica Ohman, Butler Community College associate vice president of student services, regarding the free tuition the college is offering students this fall.  

Butler is announcing its new SummerPlus initiative as a way to give back and encourage students to not let these unprecedented times derail their educational goals and to offer some assistance to those who find they may need to retool for industry. SummerPlus provides students taking six or more credit hours in the summer 2020 semester with three free credit hours of tuition for the following fall semester. SummerPlus covers the cost of tuition for three credit hours only (fees and books not included), and the credits are only available for the fall 2020 semester. 

“That’s equivalent to one class closer to a degree,” said Lori Winningham, Butler vice president of academics. “I hope through multiple efforts, students and dislocated workers can get to their goals. Everyone is going through a difficult time right now, and I hope this can help students stay on track and others get started with their education.” 

All summer courses at Butler have been moved to an online environment to help ensure the safety of students, faculty and staff. Butler is also launching 10 new online degree programs this fall, including associate of science degrees in AgribusinessAgriculture and Elementary Education, and associate of arts degrees in Foreign Language, History, Philosophy, Religion, Economics, Psychology, and Sociology & Social Work. This will bring Butler’s total to 21 for degrees offered completely online. The college also offers numerous general education courses online that meet state regulations for transferability to any Kansas university. 

Anyone interested in learning more about Butler’s SummerPlus program are welcome to contact  Admissions at 316.733.3255 or admissions@butlercc.edu. Advising staff can also assist at 316-218-6259 or email advising@butlercc.edu