Eastern University FastPass
Starting in the fall of 2018, this new and exciting program will save you time, money, and stress. It works like this: Residential students in our traditional undergraduate programs can receive two, tuition-free, online summer classes for each year of study at Eastern University. That’s right. Tuition = $0.00. No kidding. You pay only for books and the usual summer term fee. Here are 3 options we think you’ll love:
1. GRADUATE IN 3 YEARS: SAVE TIME & MONEY
In most of our majors, you’ll be able to complete your “4-year” degree requirements in only 3 years for the price of 3 years. You’ll need to take a pretty heavy load to do it, but if you’re game … we’re game to help.
To take full advantage of this option, you’ll have to take 18 credits (6 classes) in each of five semesters and 19 credits in one semester, and you’ll also need to take 6 credits (2 classes) online during each of your two intervening summer sessions. Add it all up … and that’s 121 credits. Graduation in just three years. The path to graduation can be easier and perhaps a little faster if you bring in prior credit from AP tests or from dual enrollment programs.
2. LIGHTEN YOUR COURSE LOAD (AND STRESS)
Students with Jobs: Going to school while holding down a job can be a challenge. The typical student takes 15 credits (5 classes) in a semester and many take 18 credits (6 classes). Eastern University FastPass™ allows you to postpone a few classes into the summer, creating an easier fall and spring term of just 12 to 13 credits followed by a light summer of only 6 online credits.
Students with Vigorous Extracurricular Activities: Rewarding experiences like athletics, drama, music, and student government contribute to a well-rounded education but can also be quite time-consuming. Eastern University FastPass™ to the rescue! You can take a lighter load and catch up in the summer.
3. DOUBLE MAJORS MADE EASY
Many Eastern students choose to pursue 2 different majors at the same time … to “double major.” Eastern University FastPass™ makes it easier to do this because, in the 3 summers between your 4 academic years, you can take 18 extra credits for $0 tuition. You pay for college once but get two different academic qualifications. The investment creates a broad and flexible foundation for your future!
Students in our traditional undergraduate programs, who reside on campus and maintain satisfactory academic progress, can take advantage of this program. It is open to students in all majors in all colleges, including the Templeton Honors College. (Note: While all majors qualify for free online summer classes, talk to your admissions counselor about whether your major allows you to graduate in 3 years.)
WHAT ABOUT COMMUTER STUDENTS?
We didn’t forget you. Commuter students who carry a full-time EU traditional undergraduate course load during the academic year, but do not pay for room and board, will receive significant discounts on these summer classes. We call it EU FastPass Lite. You'll pay only $195 per credit hour for summer online courses in 2018-2019. That's a discount of over 50%!
WHICH CLASSES WILL BE OFFERED?
The course offerings are still to be determined, but we guarantee a robust menu of classes from our many academic departments and from Eastern University’s core curriculum. All classes are offered in a convenient online format, so you can take them from anywhere in the world that has internet service. Courses are managed through our state-of-the-art BrightSpace™ learning environment.