Tuition exchange of 2 colleges only enhances an asset

With two quality colleges within its borders, Williamsport has a unique asset in Lycoming College and the Pennsylvania College of Technology.

That’s doubly true when they join forces.

The schools recently announced plans for a tuition exchange program which will benefit dependents of employees of the schools, starting this fall. The pilot program will be open to three students from each school starting in the fall and allow, for instance, the son or daughter of a full-time Penn College employee the tuition benefit at Lycoming College, and vice versa.

The program will be a tool that will help both schools attract and retain its employees. That’s no small matter given the competition for employees who have skills that translate to any location in the country.

It is rare for a city the size of Williamsport to have two exceptional colleges, one offering exceptional liberal arts education and the other offering superior, broad-based technical education. As a duo, the two schools offer a product that sets our area apart.

Their collaboration in programs such as the tuition exchange only enhance the asset they represent.