NEW ROCHELLE,NY/PHILIPSBURG:— Notwithstanding, the ever increasing college and university tuition costs in the United States, St. Maarten students attending Monroe College in New York will continue to benefit from discounted tuition, housing and meal plan rates as Minister of Education Silveria Jacobs successfully renegotiated an extension of the MOU between the Government of St. Maarten and Monroe College.
For the Fall and Winter semesters St. Maarten students will receive a 28% discount on tuition, fees, dormitory and meal plan. Taking into account the Government of St. Maarten’s financial contribution of US$ 7.500,00 per semester, this means that the parental or students’ own contribution will be merely US$1.250,00 per semester. For the Spring or Summer semester students will receive a 54% discount on tuition, fees, dormitory and meal plan. The parental or students’ own contribution will be US$ 580,00.
During her visit to Monroe College, Minister Jacobs met with the president of Monroe College Dr. Stephen Jerome and received a tour of the New Rochelle and Bronx campuses. The Minister had the opportunity to receive a demonstration of the Criminal Justice and Nursing simulator training programs. The Minister of Education also met with St. Maarten students currently attending Monroe College. During this meeting the students informed the Minister of their study progress, concerns, and exchanged ideas and views on current matters in an open and frank discussion.
Monroe offers a range of certificate, Associate, Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree programs including new programs such as Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Sports Management. The College stands out for many reasons, and one of those reasons is its faculty. Monroe’s Professors are more than just Instructors. They are mentors and motivators who take time out to help their students to achieve their very best. Most Professors (former NYPD detectives, business leaders, chefs or nurses) bring invaluable experience into the classroom and they make sure their students benefit from their practical knowledge. At Monroe College, there are no huge lecture halls, with small classes and many opportunities for practical application of material learned. Monroe College is ranked ‘Most Affordable Private College in New York State’ by U.S. News and World Report and ranked third in New York in Online bachelor’s degree programs.
On behalf of the Government of St. Maarten, Minister Jacobs would like to thank Mr. Marc Jerome (vice president of Monroe College), Craig Patrick (VP of Admissions), Gersom Lopez (Dean of Admissions), Karenann Carty (Dean of Academics) and Lorraine Meyers (Manager Caribbean Region). A special thank you is extended to Mrs. Kimarah Isaac, Special Projects Coordinator, who worked tirelessly with Mr. Calvin Mardembrough to facilitate this visit and the MOU.
Source: St. Martin News Network
Minister Jacobs successfully negotiates an extension of the MOU with Monroe College.