Founded in 1971, Cambridge College is a private, non-profit school that specializes in adult education. The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. All degree programs are authorized by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. The school is approved to operate and to offer selected degree programs in California, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, and Puerto Rico.
The college’s programs range from bachelor’s and master’s degree programs for educators, counselors, managers, and human service providers, to doctoral programs in educational leadership. It offers flexible learning options that include independent learning, evening classes, weekend classes, distance learning and blended learning programs.
Undergraduate majors that include Human Services, Management Studies, Psychology, and Multidisciplinary Studies. Academic programs are divided into four schools: the School of Undergraduate Studies, the School of Education, the School of Management, and the School of Psychology & Counseling. The most popular undergraduate majors include: Business; Liberal arts and sciences; and Psychology.
English language courses and support services for students with disabilities are also available.
Most Popular Fields of Study
Students who wish to apply must submit a completed application form, the nonrefundable application fee, official transcript(s) from prior schools, a personal statement, and specialized requirements for their specific programs.
Certain majors, such as Education or Management, require applicants to submit additional documents such as a current resume. International students also have to submit an International Students Information & I-20 Request Form, a health insurance form, and immunization records, in addition to other documents. Transfer students, homeschooled students, and graduate students may also have additional requirements and should contact the school for more information.
Students can also attend information sessions, during which they can discuss the different programs with advisors in an informal setting.
68% of all of the college’s degree and certificate seeking students, who are enrolled at least half time, receive some form of student aid. Undergraduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits per term, while graduate and doctoral students must be enrolled in a minimum of 4 credits each term. Forms of financial assistance for undergraduate students may include federal grants, state grants, Federal Stafford Loans and work-study. Graduate and doctoral students may be eligible for Federal Stafford Loans and work-study.
All students who wish to be considered for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Financial Aid Application. They should also complete Mandatory Entrance Loan Counseling (online)
and submit a Master Promissory Note. The Office of Financial Aid will contact students if any additional documentation is necessary.
The financial aid office also offers scholarships to students who have demonstrated ability and need. To be considered for a scholarship, students must have a FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid Office and must also complete a Scholarship Application.
The Office of Financial Aid readily answers any questions about the financial aid process. Students and their families are encouraged to visit the website or call the office at 800-877-4723 ext. 1440.
Interest-free payment plans are also available.
Student Financial Aid Details
The average age of the undergraduate students is 36, and the average age of the college’s graduate students is 39. 76% female of the students are female, while 24% of the students are male. 43% of the students are minorities. 42% are full-time students; the rest are part-time students. Housing is not available at this school; however, the college can assist students in procuring short-term housing for summer students. Students have access to several lounges, computer labs, and study areas. There are no cafeterias on campus, but there are many public restaurants that are located nearby.
The Online Library is an extensive virtual library that can be easily accessed from any computer with Internet access. Students also have access to the Gutman Library at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. Assessment and tutoring resources are also available to help students achieve their academic goals. Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Student Affairs for information about assessment, tutoring, and course advising. Wireless Internet access is available throughout all three buildings at Cambridge’s main campus. The college also provides handicapped-accessible facilities as well as disability support services and other accommodations for students with disabilities through the Office of Student Affairs.
There are also plenty of activities in which students can participate. The college offers job/career seminars, social or cultural events, workshops, and parties. The International Student Office also provides services and activities that have been designed to accommodate international students. There office hosts international student orientations, social events, and welcome receptions, while also providing assistance and guidance about successfully adjusting to life in the United States.
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