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Why 2021 is the Best Time to Start Your Education

2020 was a challenging year, and often times, challenges are what encourage us to grow and take the first step toward something new. With the end of the year just around the corner, 2021 will be the perfect time for a fresh start. While there will still be obstacles to overcome, the difficulties of 2020 have also opened the door to new options and situations. Take advantage of these opportunities to help you move forward:

Additional Financial Assistance – We know one of the greatest concerns about going to college is the cost, and that’s what makes Nicolet such a great choice. We have new and long-running funding programs that, if eligible, can provide tuition at no cost, a free 3-credit class, scholarships, or emergency financial assistancePlus, our tuition is 2-3 times lower than other colleges and universities in Wisconsin. We’re always available to provide guidance when applying for financial aid and we offer payment plans to make paying for college manageable.

More Flexibility - With social distancing and other COVID precautions, requirements to physically attend classes on campus have changed. While some programs still have labs and in-person sessions, most of our classes are now virtual. This means you can learn when and where it’s best for you. 

Quality Online Education – Unlike other colleges, online education is not new to us. Our experience goes back more than a dozen years as one of the first in the state to deliver college classes in a virtual environment. So although we’ve had to switch some traditionally on-campus programs online, we know how to deliver those classes with the quality you deserve.

Part-time Options - Going to college does not mean you have to enroll full-time. 87% of our students during the 2019-2020 school year attended part-time. This isn’t a surprise to us since many of our students have families and jobs that also require their attention. Taking less credits means a better life balance and also reduces the cost per semester.

Downtime During Quarantine - Let’s face it, winter in Wisconsin can get very long, and with limited options for public gatherings, events, and activities, you may find extra time this season. Taking a class or two during this downtime can grow your skillset or put you on the path toward a new career.

Let’s put 2020 behind us and make 2021 a great year for new beginnings. Our next three start dates January 6, February 1, or March 1. With multiple start dates in our Nicolet MyWay programs, you can choose which works best for you.