Ferris' free summer room offer returns

BIG RAPIDS - Again this year, Ferris State University is offering a free private room to students taking six or more credit hours at the Big Rapids campus at regular tuition rates. The University experienced record spring semester enrollment and believes there is strong demand for students looking to complete degrees and begin careers.

"With enrollment so strong for the current semester, I believe that extending this offer again this year will help many students to complete their degrees in a timely fashion while also saving money," said President David Eisler.

In addition to enrolling in six or more credit hours at the Big Rapids campus during the summer term at the regular tuition rate, participants also must have a residence hall contract and a meal plan contract for a minimum of 10 meals per week for the duration of their summer occupancy. Other meal plan options are available.

Academic calendars for summer sessions are available online at www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/academics/calendars.

A free private room for the four-week session is a $796 value; the eight-week free housing offer is a $1,592 value; and for the 12-week session, the savings amount to $2,388.

Students will be permitted to live in the residence halls between and/or after early sessions are completed provided they will ultimately meet the summer initiative criteria.

"Summer session is a wonderful educational opportunity that students don't always consider," Eisler said. "The Ferris campus is a great place to live and study during the summer. We think this incentive helps our students take advantage of a great resource."

In addition to smaller class sizes during summer, students have easy access to such extra-curricular activities as biking and roller-blading on the White Pine Trail, tubing down the Muskegon River and hitting the links at Katke Golf Course.

More information about this summer initiative, including the summer course schedule, is available by calling 800-4-FERRIS.


21 February, 2007