I hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. As we near the end of a second month of staying at home and we continue in a remote learning environment, we have found many moments of inspiration from our family, friends, and colleagues as well as the courage and persistence that you have displayed in response to COVID-19. There is no doubt that the pandemic has had a profound impact on society, but our Antiochian spirit remains strong!
I am writing today with a reminder about the Summer 2020 Tuition Discount. If you are a continuing student (registered or on leave for the spring) and register for at least three credits in one of our summer terms as a certificate or degree-seeking student, we’ll reduce your summer term bill by $250 or you may choose to direct your $250 incentive to our AU COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund to support Antioch students in need. No action is required to access the tuition discount – it will be applied automatically. Students who wish to redirect their discount to the AU COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund must opt-out of the discount via AUDirect (see attached guide). Note: if you have already received a summer tuition bill and paid your summer tuition in full, a refund will be issued.
As a reminder, you can find important university, campus, and program updates via our COVID-19 webpage – there you can also access Horace, our COVID-19 chatbot, for answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) 24/7. Finally, it’s always a good idea to keep in close contact with your instructors, advisors, student services team and other campus or program supports – staying engaged and connected will help you remain on course through the crisis.
Melissa A. Kirk
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Success