McLennan Community College students with plans to finish a four-year degree at Tarleton State University may see a lower price tag to do so thanks to a new initiative announced last week.
Tarleton will award annual scholarships of $500 to $2,000 to MCC transfer students with at least a 3.0 GPA through its Distinguished College Partnership with MCC. The scholarships will be renewable for up to three years.
The scholarships will effectively double those available for MCC students continuing at Tarleton, MCC President Johnette McKown said.
“Tarleton is affordable to begin with, so it’s an amazing opportunity,” she said.
In-state tuition at Tarleton for the 2020-21 school year was $8,276 for a full-time student taking 15 credit hours. Tuition and fees for a full year are estimated at $10,334.
Tarleton is part of the Texas A&M University System and has more than 14,000 students spread between its main campus in Stephenville and other operations in Waco, Fort Worth, Midlothian, Bryan and online. Slightly more than 1,000 Tarleton students take their classes through MCC’s University Center, making it the largest four-year institution partnered in the center, which also has students pursuing degrees at Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, UT Medical Branch Galveston and Midwestern State University. More than 40 Tarleton undergraduate and graduate degrees are available through the University Center.