Thanks to an innovative new program called Badger to Owl Connection, KCC graduates may qualify for tuition waivers for two terms at Oregon Tech.
The Badger to Owl Connection (“B2O”) is a new program designed to promote college access, affordability and bachelor degree completion for more students – an accelerated full-time earned associate degree at Klamath Community College (KCC), followed by a completed bachelor degree at Oregon Tech. What’s new about this program are the supports and financial incentives to help students pay for college, continue their studies, and complete their bachelor degree.
Students who meet the required Bachelor to Owl Connection criteria will earn a first term tuition remission waiver at Oregon Tech, up to 15 credits of tuition value and a last term (prior to graduation) tuition remission waiver at Oregon Tech, up to 15 credits of value.
Participating students must pursue a KCC associate degree in the B2O program with the plan to transfer to Oregon Tech for a bachelor degree.
Participating students must complete an associate degree within eight consecutive quarter terms (including summer term). One extra term waiver is granted for exceptional circumstances.
Participating students must transfer with a cumulative 3.0 GPA to Oregon Tech.
Participating students must complete a B2O application indicating their interest in the program, a personal success plan for completing an associate and bachelor degree, and their ultimate career interest upon degree completion. No minimum high school GPA is required for entering B2O; however, selected students must be deemed to have the “ability to benefit” from this program based on academic history and/or ability, expressed desire/motivation to succeed, references, and work or other extra-curricular experience.
Transfer students can enroll in the B2O program.
B2O cohorts start the fall term of each year, with the first pilot cohort to start in the fall of 2019.
Participating students may utilize KCC scholarships, the Oregon Promise, the KCC "15-to-Finish" program, or other earned scholarships to pay for an associate degree at KCC.
Once at Oregon Tech, students may apply for other scholarships along with the B2O first and last term remissions, to help pay for a bachelor degree at Oregon Tech. B2O cannot be received in addition to the Oregon Tech GPA scholarships. The value of the B2O is greater than the GPA scholarships.
To be eligible for the Oregon Tech B2O tuition remission waivers, participating students must complete an associate degree at KCC before transferring to Oregon Tech.