Final chance to “Take a Class On Us” at GHC coming in fall quarter

Grays Harbor College is offering the chance to take a class for free for one final quarter.

The college announced that they are extending the “Take a Class on Us” program into the fall, but say that this is for the final quarter as the funds have come to an end.

The program allows for students to take a class up to 5 credits for free, to a $1,000 value.

The incentive was originally announced in August 2022 ahead of that fall quarter, with the hope that it would allow those who had their education plans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic get back on track, but have continued the program through the school years since.

Eligible students can take up to one class, paid for by the college.

The program covers the $1,000 to eligible students toward tuition and mandatory fees. 

That amount was based on the in-state, lower division tuition and fees rate for a typical 5 credit class.

The offer applies to eligible new, returning, and continuing students in credit-bearing classes and is made possible by the pandemic relief funds distributed to the college by the federal government.

Students must be enrolled in at least 5 credits to receive the funding.

To apply, students need to sign up for the program, and if they have not been at the school within the last 2 years will need to complete a Student Update Form and return it to the Welcome Center.  

Students who had participated in the “Take a Class on Us” promotion during prior quarters are encouraged to re-apply.

Continuing Education classes do not count toward the 5-credit minimum, and neither do credits taken as “Audit” (no grade). Some limitations apply for certain groups of students such as Running Start, and Transitional Studies.

All students are encouraged to apply for financial aid to cover additional class costs, including supplies. 

Fall classes begin on September 18. 

The deadline to apply for funding for the Fall 2023 quarter is 9/22/2023.