WVUP and WSCC Partnership

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Pursuing higher education is expensive, but a new partnership between West Virginia University-Parkersburg and Washington State Community College will soon make learning cheaper.

The two schools are joining forces to allow students in 13 West Virginia and Ohio counties take classes out of state while paying in state tuition.

WVU-P spokesperson Connie Dziagwa says, "This agreement is really blurring the fact that there's a state line between West Virginia and Ohio and that there's a river there too. It makes it possible for area residents in West Virginia and Ohio to take advantage of the programs that are available at two of the colleges. This is a way to collaborate, keep program costs to a minimum and pass that savings on to area residents making programs available to them regardless of where they live.”

It’s offering area students access and availability and cutting costs while expanding education.