Get Your Share Our Education Stiumulus Plan
LONGMEADOW, MA—December is a time when college seniors and their families start to face an important decision: what college to select and how will they afford it. Typically, the financial aid process plays an important role in allowing a student to enroll at the college of their choice. In response to these concerns, Bay Path has developed the Education Stimulus Plan. In addition to addressing key financial concerns for present and anticipated situations for prospective Bay Path students, the plan also encourages students and their families to meet with the College’s office of Student Financial Aid Services to address their own specific situation allowing them to get the maximum in financial aid.
A three-part program designed to give students the means and support to achieve an affordable, private education, the Bay Path College Education Stimulus Plan consists of a commitment to:
- remove the financial barriers that prevent students from enrolling by offering increased merit scholarships up to $13,000 renewable for four years and special scholarships and grants ranging from $1,500 to $10,000 that include the National Science Foundation Scholars Program, the National Honor Society Awards, First Generation Awards, and Transfer Awards;
- provide resources and financial support for Bay Path students from their first day until graduation by offering the Bay Path Opportunity Grant Program designed to help families in unexpected financial situations, and the College is also increasing the number of work-study positions available on campus and securing funds for paid research opportunities;
- offer special tuition grants for $10,000 (for transfer students the award is $5,000) for most Bay Path Master’s Degree Programs for graduating seniors that strengthen their professional and career potential.
Bay Path: A History of Affordability
Consistently, Bay Path has been one of the most affordable, private colleges in New England while maintaining its position as a top tier college in the annual US News & World Report. Affordability has always been a top priority at Bay Path, however, the economic challenges of today’s world combined with the mission to provide educational access to young women, particularly first generation students, has galvanized the College to act and create the Education Stimulus Plan.
“ I speak from the heart and from personal experience when I say that an education is the best investment one could make in one’s life,” states President Carol A. Leary. “ My parents sacrificed so that I, a first generation student, could attend college. They understood the importance of an education and how it would provide me with the foundation to manage my life…the knowledge to help me become indispensable in my career…and the tools to adapt and thrive. With that history, I can appreciate the efforts of families who want to give their daughters the same opportunities and dreams that my parents so unfailingly gave me.”
The Bay Path Guarantee
At the core of the Bay Path College Education Stimulus Plan is a guarantee: 100% of new, full-time students will receive a scholarship or grant from Bay Path. Last year, the average financial aid package provided by the College was $24,000. In addition to removing the financial barriers that prevent students from enrolling, the Education Stimulus Plan pledges that the office of Student Financial Services will provide individualized financial aid plans, as well as one-on-one financial aid meetings at the parents and students convenience (e-mail: email@example.com ; tele.: 800.782.7284, ext. 1345).
The Details of the Education Stimulus Plan
For details on the Education Stimulus Plan, updates on our financial aid program, and additional information visit our financial aid web pages. Click here for a printable PDF version of the Education Stimulus Plan.
Bay Path is a four-year private college with an enrollment of over 2000 students at its Longmeadow campus, and satellite campuses in Sturbridge/Charlton (MA) and Burlington (MA). The College offers undergraduate degrees for women; graduate degrees for men and women; and Bay Path Online, the College’s online center offering graduate degrees and certificates.