Liberty University Offers Discounts to Argosy University Students
Virginia-based Liberty University is opening its doors to Argosy University students affected by the sudden mid-semester closure of some of its locations.
The California-based university system, owned by Dream Center Education Holdings (DCEH), is facing an uncertain future since the U.S. Department of Education cut off its financial aid after it failed to comply with certain federal standards.
“I want to personally invite the students who have been displaced by the closing of Argosy University to consider finishing out their degree programs with Liberty University,” Liberty University president Jerry Falwell said in a statement.
“We’re sorry for what you’re currently experiencing. Our teams stand ready to welcome you and make your transition into Liberty smooth and free of frustration. Liberty University is here to stay and is here for you at this critical time.”
As a gesture of goodwill to Argosy students, Liberty University has offered to waive its application fee for those who apply between March 10 and May 29, has agreed to transfer more than 50 programs from Argosy, and has offered significant tuition discounts such as granting Argosy students their first online course free of charge.
Last week, dozens of students protested outside of Argosy’s Chicago campus after failing to receive financial aid money promised to them earlier in the fall. The institution currently owes $13 million in federal aid stipends to students enrolled in its various campuses across the country.