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ADRIAN, MI (Toledo News Now) -
College is working to make an education at their school more affordable by
offering a loan assistance program.
many students, graduating from college means more than just finding a job.
a senior here, it's definitely weight on my mind that I'm going to have to
start paying back my student loans," said Danielle MacFarlan.
a big deal for us because you don't want to go to school and be in a big load
of debt afterwards," added Wallen Augustin, another Adrian student.
the college is now working to remove some of that stress for students with a
new program called AdrianPlus.
guarantees students a full-time, well-paying job when they graduate of at least
$37,000, or the college will pay some or all of their loans," said College
President Dr. Jeffrey Docking.
program will take effect for freshmen and transfer students in the fall of
2014. Qualifying students will receive assistance after graduation and until
their income improves, or the loans are paid of completely.
a great thing for the up and coming freshmen," said Augustin.
officials say they came up with the program after listening to concerns from
prospective students and their parents.
want this kind of education…with small classes, personal attention, but they're
worried about the cost," Docking said. "The cost is often the final stumbling
block for them attending a place like Adrian…Our goal is to make money not ever
a reason students don't attend Adrian."
going to need more loans to go here, so it helps if they're going to help you
pay them back," said Kayley Smiskey, a student.
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