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Local community college graduates to receive 50% tuition discount to Drexel University


Students graduating with an associate’s degree from either Northampton Community College (NCC) or Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will soon have the opportunity to apply for a renewable 50% tuition discount at Drexel University as part of the university’s new Drexel Promise Program.

The program, which begins in fall 2023, is designed to increase the accessibility and affordability of a Drexel degree.

“Affordability is such a large hurdle for many college students, but especially so for those attending community colleges who come from lower income backgrounds,” says Dr. David A. Ruth, president of Northampton Community College. “The Drexel Promise Program addresses that head on and will open the door for many of our students who are focused on transferring to a four-year institution to earn a bachelor’s degree.”

There is no additional form or application required for graduates from NCC to be considered for the program. However, to be eligible students must be enrolled full time, on-campus and maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA for a maximum of 12 academic quarters.

For information, call 610-861-5346 or email

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