BVU Partners with Bishop Heelan to Reduce Education Costs | Education

STORM LAKE, Iowa – Buena Vista University and Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools have partnered in a partnership that lowers the cost of education for those who qualify.

This partnership allows Bishop Heelan employees, as well as eligible family members of full-time employees, to receive a grant to reduce the overall cost of education while enrolled in classes on the Storm Lake campus. from BVU, according to a press release from Buena Vista. University.

Partner grant funding also lowers the cost per credit hour for students enrolled in BVU’s online / hybrid undergraduate practical programs or the Graduate Program in Organizational Leadership.

“We are delighted to partner with Buena Vista University to help our interested faculty and staff in the Bishop Heelan school system earn a graduate degree and make college more affordable for their children and spouses,” said Bishop Heelan president John Flanery.

More than 175 Bishop Heelan employees serve approximately 1,560 students in the Sioux City metropolitan area.

“BVU is proud to partner with Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools and provide educational benefits to their eligible employees and family members,” said Laura Todd, BVU Director of Strategic Partnerships. “Our goal at BVU is to strengthen communities by providing educational benefits and improving access to education. “

Since fall 2020, BVU has been working in partnership with Bishop Heelan, offering training, consultation and professional development plans that support inclusion.

Karin Strohmyer, Associate Professor of Education for Special Education, along with three BVU students, Nicole Lange, Wade Adcock and Samantha Louwagie, helped Bishop Heelan identify sustainable resources and policies for the school and the community. Bishop Heelan.

“It has been gratifying to work with Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools to improve their programs and services for students,” said Strohmyer. “At BVU, we believe in education for service, and this is just one example of how we strive to serve our communities.

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