I am in the infancy stages of developing an early start program at Bemidji State University. We are a rural campus in an economically repressed region. However, I am looking at offering first-year, residential students who are ready an opportunity to begin their college career during the late summer before their first fall semester. Right now, I am in the process of comparing prices. I noticed a lot of bridge programs are free for students. This program that I am developing would be more for high achieving students who just want to get a jump on college. It would be four-weeks: campus housing, meals, tech fees, four credit hours (tuition/fees), evening programs, mentors, excursions, etc. for $3200. Not included: personal expenses, text books, insurance. If you offer an early start program of similar nature, would you be willing to share your fee structure?
Summer Program Director
Bemidji State University