The University of Houston has come up with an idea on giving an incentive to students to finish their college degrees in four years. See story below.
UH rebate plan would offer instant rewards
New students who earn degree in 4 years stand to receive $3,000
— reported by the Houston Chronicle
The University of Houston will reward new students with up to $3,000 in tuition breaks if they push toward earning a bachelor’s degree in four years, under a plan endorsed by regents Tuesday.
The proposal would provide discounts to incoming freshmen this fall who complete 30 credit hours per year, maintain continuous enrollment and talk regularly with academic advisers.
Those who meet the requirements would receive a $500 rebate toward tuition for their sophomore year, $1,000 for their junior year and $1,500 for their senior year, officials said.
“Each year, if the student succeeds, … they will see a credit that is in effect a scholarship on their tuition bill,” Foss said. “The benefit is clear.”