Feature Story

‘Stepping up’

April 9, 2020 – by Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan will offer online-only classes this summer and, to support students during the pandemic, is cutting the cost of the 10- and five-week courses. (Photo by Pirlo Soe ’21)

Ohio Wesleyan Cuts Cost of Summer Courses for Current OWU Students

Catch up on credits. Get ahead to graduate early. Save money.

Ohio Wesleyan University is supporting its students by reducing the price of 2020 online summer courses from $2,800 to $1,900 for the first class and $1,500 for the second. Registration begins April 16, and classes start May 18.

“Our students are counting on Ohio Wesleyan to help them persist to graduation, to shelter them from the COVID-19 storm, and we are stepping up,” said President Rock Jones, Ph.D.

“We are pleased to offer more than 40 online courses to OWU students this summer at a cost savings of 32% for the first class and 46% for the second,” Jones said. “We are committed to the success of our students.”

In addition, OWU students who received Pell Grants for the 2019-2020 academic year may be able to use the federal funds for the 2020 online-only summer session. (Contact the Office of Financial Aid at financialaid@owu.edu for more information.)

Classes scheduled this summer include both lower- and upper-level courses in academic disciplines ranging from accounting to zoology – and nearly everything in between. Most of the classes will last 10 weeks, but several will be completed in five weeks.

OWU junior Alexis Greene took a summer class last year and appreciated the opportunities it offered.

“It helped me stay on track to graduate, while keeping my schedule open for classes during the fall and spring,” said Greene, a politics and government major from Springfield, Ohio.

The upper-level class in her major also moved Greene closer to her long-term goal of attending law school or graduate school.

No matter which route she chooses, Greene knows politics will play a role in her future. In February, she served on the organizing committee for Ohio Wesleyan’s Mock Presidential Nominating Convention, and earlier this month she was elected treasurer of the 2020-2021 College Democrats of Ohio Executive Board.

Learn more about enrolling in Ohio Wesleyan’s summer session at owu.edu/Summer.