SOURCE: Daniel Webster College

December 17, 2008 10:20 ET

Daniel Webster College Assists Students Seeking Private College Education With New Mobile Alternative Program (MAP) for Commuters

June 2009 Graduates of 30 New Hampshire High Schools Eligible for Program That Makes Tuition More Affordable for Students Planning to Commute to College

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwire - December 17, 2008) - Recognizing the financial stress facing many prospective college students and their families or guardians, Daniel Webster College today announced the Mobile Alternative Program (MAP) for commuter students. MAP provides a more affordable option to eligible participants when compared with traditional tuition, room and board.

June 2009 graduates from 30 New Hampshire high schools (see Eligible MAP Schools, below) who plan to reside in their parents' or guardians' residences and commute to and from campus during their college career may apply for a MAP scholarship that reduces tuition to $15,000 for the 2009-2010 academic year.

"By addressing the financial concerns of students who believe that they will perform better in a small, private college environment, we hope to reduce students' potential loan debts and provide an affordable option in today's challenging economy," said Robert E. Myers, president, Daniel Webster College. "Commuting enables students and their families or guardians to consider a private college education at a tuition rate that is more competitive with in-state tuition at state colleges and universities."

To be eligible, a student must graduate in June 2009 from one of the eligible high schools, enroll in Daniel Webster College for the 2009-2010 academic year, meet all academic requirements for admission to his or her chosen degree program, and demonstrate that he or she resides with a parent or legal guardian.

MAP is consistent with the College's commitment to not only prepare New Hampshire's students for in-demand careers in science, technology, engineering and management, but to encourage them to stay in the Granite State after graduation and provide their expertise to the growing technology sector. The College is an active member of New Hampshire's 55% Initiative and the New Hampshire High Technology Council's Education Committee.

The Mobile Alternative Program is a pilot for the 2009-2010 academic year. The College will consider expansion to additional high schools for the 2010-2011 after a program review, and MAP recipients who meet academic requirements will be eligible to continue in the program.

For more information about MAP, please call (800) 325-6876 to speak with an admissions representative, e-mail admissions@dwc.edu, or visit www.dwc.edu.

Eligible MAP Schools

Nashua/Southeastern New Hampshire area

Alvirne High School; Bishop Guertin High School; Hollis/Brookline High School; Merrimack High School; Milford Christian Academy; Milford High School; Nashua Christian Academy and High School; Nashua High School North; Nashua High School South; Pelham High School; Salem High School; Souhegan High School; and Wilton/Lyndeborough Cooperative Junior/Senior High School.

Greater Manchester area

Bedford High School; Campbell High School; The Derryfield School; Goffstown Area High School; Londonderry High School; Manchester Central High School; Manchester Memorial High School; Manchester West High School; Mount Zion Christian School; Pinkerton Academy; Trinity High School.

Concord area

Bishop Brady High School; Bow High School; Concord Christian Academy; Concord High School.

About Daniel Webster College

At Daniel Webster College, we fulfill our mission by helping purposeful men and women discover how to channel that purpose in their lives. We do this through blending theory and practice from day one; and, in so doing, our graduates leave Daniel Webster College workforce ready for entry and advancement in a variety of highly-relevant professions.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:

    Lisa Cramb
    Daniel Webster College
    603-577-6625
    cramb@dwc.edu

    Jeff Horan
    LVA Communications
    860-739-5598
    jeff@lva.com