Sanford-Brown Introduces Program Aimed at Easing the Stress of College Tuition

July 23, 2009

Health schools to provide assistance to students who lose jobs while enrolled

Hoffman Estates, Ill., (July 23, 2009) – Sanford-Brown today announced the new Economic Assistance for Separated Employees (EASE) program. The EASE program is intended for currently enrolled Sanford-Brown students who were also working full-time and became displaced from their jobs while in school.

Fourteen of the 25 Sanford-Brown-affiliated schools nationwide are initially participating. A total of 21 campuses will be rolling this program out in the coming months. EASE will aid students who maintain satisfactory academic progress, covering up to 50 percent of the student’s monthly tuition payments during the time in which they remain enrolled and unemployed. The schools will cease to enroll students in the program as of December 31, 2009.

"We recognize in today’s economic environment that a portion of our students face some financial limitations and as a result, are working and going to school at the same time," said George Grayeb, senior vice president, Career Education Corporation (parent company of Sanford-Brown). "We are trying to identify additional means of assistance for our students during their studies and see EASE as a new resource that helps make it possible for them to continue working toward achieving their career goals even if they become displaced during their program."

The following is a list of schools launching the EASE program this month:

  • Sanford-Brown College - Atlanta, Sanford-Brown College - Cleveland and Sanford-Brown College - Fenton
  • Sanford-Brown Institute - Dallas, Sanford-Brown Institute - Ft. Lauderdale, Sanford-Brown Institute - Northloop, Sanford-Brown Institute - Iselin, Sanford-Brown Institute - Jacksonville, Sanford-Brown Institute - Landover, Sanford-Brown Institute - Tampa, and Sanford-Brown Institute - White Plains
  • SBI-Campus - an affiliate of Sanford-Brown (Melville, NY)
  • Gibbs College in Boston
  • Missouri College

About Sanford-Brown

Sanford-Brown is a career training and degree granting institution with more than 140-year history. The Sanford-Brown name dates back to 1866 when Rufus C. Crampton, a professor at Illinois College, established a school to meet the growing educational demands of post-Civil War America. Today, there are nine campuses bearing the name Sanford-Brown College (SBC) and there are 15 other affiliated campuses operating under the names of Sanford-Brown Institute (SBI). Sanford-Brown Colleges and Institutes are part of the Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) network of universities, colleges and schools. Sanford-Brown Colleges offer career-oriented programs in fields including allied health, business, criminal justice, dental, and nursing. Programs vary by location. Sanford-Brown Colleges and Institutes are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). For more information about the Sanford-Brown schools please visit http://www.sanford-brown.edu/.

About Missouri College

Since 1963, Missouri College in St. Louis, Missouri, has given students the opportunity to obtain innovative, career-oriented training. The school has diploma, specialized associate and bachelor degree level programs in the Healthcare and Business Areas, with a focus on Dental, Healthcare, Massage Therapy and Management fields. Missouri College is accredited by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and the Dental Assistant and Dental Hygiene programs have been granted accreditation status by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. Missouri College is a member of the Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) network of universities, colleges and schools.

About Gibbs College of Boston Inc., a private two-year college

Gibbs, which was founded by Katharine Gibbs in Providence, RI, nearly 100 years ago, operates a campus in Boston. Gibbs College offers career training in such fields as: Business Management, Fashion Merchandising, Legal Office Administration and Medical/Clinical Office Administration. The college offers specialized Associate degree programs that reinforce the important communication, interpersonal and career-building skills necessary for entry into the job market. Gibbs College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).

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