By GREG JORDAN Bluefield Daily Telegraph
BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — A local college announced Tuesday that it is now offering free tuition for qualified students enrolled in one of more than a dozen programs its officials said are “high-skilled, high-demand programs.”
Bluefield State College has announced its new Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan, effective in the fall of 2019, which provides free tuition.
To qualify for this new program, a student must be a West Virginia resident, Pell grant eligible, complete his or her Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 15, maintain a 2.0 grade point average (GPA), and demonstrate progress toward a degree, college officials said Tuesday during a press conference on the BSC campus.
“Our plan expands the opportunity for students to enter one of more than a dozen programs that we offer at Bluefield State that will lead to fulfilling and financially rewarding careers in fields where opportunity abounds,” Interim President Robin Capehart said. …