Grand Canyon University Offers Summer Sessions

Mar 31, 2009, 14:22 ET from Grand Canyon University

First-time program helps students meet early graduation goals and still get vacation

PHOENIX, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- To help today's cost-conscious students obtain their degrees and hit the workforce early, Grand Canyon University (GCU) for the first time is offering a full catalog of online courses in two six-week sessions this summer.

"Our students are asking for programs throughout the year that can help them meet their graduation goals," said GCU CEO Brian Mueller. "Thankfully we have the flexibility and the support of excellent faculty to make summer programming work."

Courses begin April 20 and May 4, with the option to take a few courses or a full summer semester. Since the courses conclude well before GCU's fall session begins (August 31) students also have ample time off before continuing their studies.

As an additional incentive, GCU is offering a $500 scholarship to early enrollees, as well as the opportunity for additional financial aid throughout the year based on academic performance.

"The workforce expects high quality, academically superior students from our institution, and we have restructured our scholarship program for online and on-campus students to reflect this focus," Mueller said. "The better the student does in their studies, the more financial aid is available throughout the year."

GCU offers competitive tuition rates for both online and traditional campus students that in some cases is nearly half of the national average for private college tuition.

More information about GCU's summer school is available at or by calling 877.860.3951.

About Grand Canyon University

Founded in 1949, Grand Canyon University is a traditional regionally accredited, private, Christian university offering campus-based and online bachelor's and master's degree programs through the Ken Blanchard College of Business, College of Education, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and College of Liberal Arts. The Phoenix-based school is ranked as having one of the top online education programs by OEDb (Online Education Database). GCU emphasizes individual attention for both traditional undergraduate students as well as the working professional. For more information visit

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