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Article: Tuition Break for Graduate Programs

Norrtheastern Gives Tuition Break for Graduate, Certificate Programs
By Peter Schworm, Globe Staff

Northeastern University announced today that seniors and recent graduates will receive a 25-percent tuition break on master’s and professional programs beginning this summer.

Dubbed the “Double Husky Scholarship,” the discount is designed to give recent alumni a chance to continue their education during a difficult job market.

“This is an opportune time for higher education to step up and do what it does best: advance bright minds through experience and learning, and prepare them to compete in a global workforce,” said the university’s president, Joseph Aoun.

Students who graduated in 2005 or later, including this year’s senior class, are eligible for the reduction, which applies to master’s and one-year certificate programs. Credits earned in certificate programs can count toward a master’s degree.

Students must attend full-time. They could save between $5,000 to $12,000 a year through the discount. Acceptance is determined by individual graduate programs.

University officials plan to extend the discount for at least two years. The discount also applies to the university’s international programs in Greece and China.

The university has scheduled an information session on the program next month.

For more information, visit www.northeastern.edu/doublehusky.