Lon Morris to hold fall classes on campus

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 4:26pm

Lon Morris College will hold fall classes on campus in Jacksonville next semester.

The announcement comes amid fears the school may close its doors, after filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this year.

Last month, KETK learned that the college would move forward with online classes, but officials with the school say that they will now be able to offer a full core course curriculum, although no athletics will be offered.

Other programs, such as band, may be offered, depending on interest from the incoming student body.
Dawn Ragan, the chief restructuring officer for the school, tells KETK that tuition will also be reduced by a third.

"Tuition last year was $13,500," said Dawn Ragan, "but this next semester it will be scaled back to $9,000."

The school will continue to offer federally funded financial aid, as well as funded scholarships. Ragan tells KETK, any unfunded scholarships will no longer be offered.

Registration for the fall semester has already begun.

They expect a good number of students for the fall semester, as many interested students have already registered. Those registered consist of both new and returning students.

Lon Morris officials are in the process of contacting these students to see what their interests are, and to let them know what courses will be offered.

Ragan says that some of the faculty will also be returning as well, based upon who is still available after the furlough earlier in the year, and what the school will be offering. Some new faculty members may be hired.

The school is still pursuing a financial partnership with another institution.

Though it is not yet complete, the Lon Morris website already has information about registration and students are able to register.

The completed website will be announced soon.

Click here to learn more about Lon Morris' fall classes.

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