Geneva College offers Step Forward Grant for adults seeking bachelor's degrees

New students who enroll in the college's Adult Degree Programs between January 1 and April 20, 2015 can qualify for up to $9,000 off the total cost.

BEAVER FALLS, PA (12/11/2014)(readMedia)-- Geneva College announces its latest initiative in keeping high quality, Christ-centered college education affordable and accessible. To help adults who are seeking an accredited bachelor's degree, Geneva is offering a Step Forward Grant of up to $9,000 off the total cost of tuition for any major, classroom-based or fully online, in the Adult Degree Programs.

The Step Forward Grant, which is awarded at a rate of up to $2,250 per term, provides additional financial assistance for adult students who are ready to invest in a Geneva College education. To qualify, a student must begin classes in the 2015 spring semester, between January 1 and April 20, 2015, and enroll in at least 12 credits. The amount of the grant may be superseded by another grant or scholarship.

Current students in the program who took advantage of a previously available tuition credit report that the offer had a positive impact on being able to enroll. "It helped significantly because I am paying for my education without financial aid or loans," reports Jason Beattie, who currently works for PNC Financial Services Group. "Now that I have had a chance to settle in to my new educational journey, I could not be more pleased. The professors are warm and welcoming, and always available and willing to help."

Adult Degree Programs students can complete a bachelor's degree in as little as 17 months. Financial aid is available, with nearly 90% of students receiving some form of assistance including grants, scholarships and loans. And the Adult Degree Program's graduation rate is consistently well above the national average.

All Adult Degree Programs students also have full access to Geneva's Beaver Falls campus facilities, such as the McCartney Library and the Fitness Center.

The Adult Degree Programs currently offers fully online bachelor's degree programs in management, organizational leadership , and human resources. The start dates for online programs are February 16 and April 20, 2015.

Geneva's online classes are taught by qualified and experienced Geneva professors, and students are able to complete coursework on their own time and in their own homes. Students have full online access to assignments, instructors and the college library.

Classroom programs are also available, with majors in human resources, human services, organizational leadership and Christian ministry leadership. Start dates for classroom programs vary by major.

Throughout its 25-year history, Geneva's Adult Degree Programs has worked hard to provide adult students an affordable option for pursuing an accelerated degree. For example, the program's tuition rate includes all required textbooks, which is a considerable fee that is normally added on top of an institution's advertised cost. And a student's tuition is guaranteed to remain the same for as long as he or she is continually enrolled in the program, so there are no price increases from start to finish.

In classroom programs, the class size is small with only 10-18 students. Following a cohort model, students are in class with the same group of students for every course in a major. Classes are offered at convenient locations throughout Western Pennsylvania.

To find out more about Geneva College's Adult Degree Programs, visit

To request information, visit or call 800-576-3111.

Geneva College invites students to step forward and leap ahead with an academically excellent, Christ-centered and affordable education. Offering nearly 40 majors, Adult with fully online and campus-based options, and high-demand advanced graduate degrees, Geneva's programs are recognized for their high quality. U.S. News & World Report ranks Geneva as a Top 6 Best Value with one of the Top 90 engineering programs in the nation. Adhering to the inerrancy of Scripture, a Geneva education is grounded in God's word as well as in a core curriculum designed to prepare students vocationally to think, write and communicate well in today's world.

Geneva College admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.