Middle Georgia State offers new payment plan

July 19, 2013 

Middle Georgia State College is tweaking its tuition payment plan, giving students the chance to make several payments over the course of each semester, according to a news release.

The college recently partnered with Nelnet Business Solutions to allow students to pay each semester’s tuition and fees over time. Students have until Aug. 2 to sign up, the news release said.

For full-time students, tuition and fees total about $1,900 a semester. Fees vary somewhat depending on which campus students take their classes. Students interested in participating can visit www.mga.edu/bursar/payment-plan.aspx and follow the steps to set up their payment plans, according to the news release.

For more information, contact the Middle Georgia State College bursar’s office at 471-2800.

Flesher begins term as state organization president

Cindy Flesher, Houston County Board of Education Assistant Superintendent for School Operations, recently began her service as President of the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders.

“Serving in this capacity for the GAEL organization is quite an honor,” Flesher said in a news release.

As GAEL president, Flesher will preside at meetings and assist with preparing programs for the annual meeting. She also will appoint committees, Serve as chairwoman of the board of directors and the executive committee, call any meetings deemed necessary, serve as an ex-officio member on all committees and name a parliamentarian when needed, according to the news release.

Bibb schools delay start

As reported in The Telegraph, Bibb County’s first day of school has been shifted from Aug. 1 to Monday, Aug. 5. The school board voted unanimously last week on the change, which was recommended by the interim superintendent. The rest of the school calendar has not changed.

Georgia College recognized for charitable donations

Georgia College & State University recently received statewide recognition for participation in the annual State Charitable Contribution Program, according to a news release.

Faculty and staff contributed more than $21,000 last year, which benefited a number of nonprofit organizations and was the second-highest amount contributed in its category.

“Generosity is one of the core values of Georgia College. Our employees have embraced that by giving willingly to help those who are less fortunate,” President Steve Dorman said in the news release.

The university received the Commissioner’s Award for its contributions. SCCP provides a way for employees with the state of Georgia and the University System of to contribute to the charity of their choice through payroll deductions or a one-time donation. Overall, the campaign raised nearly $1.5 million dollars, the news release said.

Twiggs schools working on virtual school

The Twiggs County school system is launching a learn-at-home online school this fall for students from Baldwin, Bibb, Bleckley, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Peach, Twiggs and Wilkinson counties. The school will be free to parents and students, the Twiggs County school system said in a statement.

Parents and anyone else interested in the academy is invited to a forum at 10 a.m. July 27 at Dry Branch Fire Station, 5328 Old Gordon Road, Dry Branch, GA 31020. More information is also available by calling the school system at 945-3127.

Twiggs County’s virtual school program will be hosted by a national provider called K12, which supports the Georgia Cyber Academy and other online schools. Students can graduate with a full high school diploma from Twiggs County.

Telegraph writers Jenna Mink and Mike Stucka contributed to this report.

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