We wanted to make you aware of a unique educational opportunity available to all FIPA members and all employees of local and state government. This program would interest anyone working in Duval, St. Johns, Clay, Putnam, Flagler or Volusia counties.
Have you ever wanted to complete your college education and earn your Bachelor’s degree?
Employees of local and state government have a unique opportunity to earn your Bachelor’s degree from a top tier private college with classes conveniently scheduled in the evenings at an exceptionally affordable cost. This program is only open to employees of government. It is the Public Administration Program at Flagler College.
Flagler College offers this program as a public service for those who work in government.
Due to the Florida Resident Access Grant which you will qualify for, total out of pocket tuition for our employees was only $500 for the entire 2012/2013 academic year. It is expected to be a very similar cost for the 2013/2014 academic year. You receive a $38,000 education at a prestigious private college for only a fraction of the cost. Many students also have agency tuition reimbursement or may qualify for other forms of financial assistance making tuition essentially free.
Classes are held two evenings a week and on some Saturday mornings. Employees with their A.A. or A.S. degree or 60 transferable college credit hours would qualify. You can complete your Bachelor’s degree in just 5 semesters which is faster than many colleges or universities can offer.
Alumni and students report that they receive several specific benefits: 1) the subjects and skills they learn help them in performance of their current job 2) they become much more attractive candidates for promotional opportunities 3) if they want to go to grad school, they are given a strong foundation for success 4) the degree creates opportunities to transition to new or different positions or pursue a second career after finishing your current career and 5) a strong sense of personal achievement.
If you are interested, please contact Dr. Joe Saviak at Flagler College at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will be glad to answer your questions about the Public Administration Program at Flagler College. They are now accepting applications to start classes in August. To start in August, you will need to have everything in by July 19th. A program flyer is enclosed for you.
Dr. Joe Saviak
Public Administration Program
74 King Street | Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Direct: 904.819.6234 | www.flagler.edu/pad