Board of Trustees votes to suspend Soar in 4

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Riley Hazel, News and Features Editor

This afternoon FGCU’s Board of Trustees unanimously voted to suspend the Soar in 4 program for students entering in the fall of 2022.

The suspension will not impact current FGCU students who are pursuing reimbursement from the program or 2021 graduates who have met the program’s requirements. “Everyone who has entered [FGCU] since this fall will be grandfathered,” President Mike Martin said during the Board meeting’s discussion.

The Soar in 4 program reimbursed students’ first year of tuition if they completed their degree in four years and secured a job earning at least $25,000 within six months of graduating, along with several other requirements.

“This will enable campus leaders to re-evaluate the program and how it is funded in the future,” Pamela McCabe, FGCU’s Coordinator of University Communications & Media Relations, said in an email after the meeting.

Students can contact the Soar in 4 office at [email protected] to check their status in the program.