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Central Penn College launches the first
Free Housing Initiative in capital region

Over the past year, Central Penn College––under the direction of President Linda Fedrizzi-Williams––has been working to address the global college affordability issue that many students and families face.

“We are proud to be the first college in central Pennsylvania to offer free housing to all incoming new students,” said Dr. Fedrizzi-Williams. “With this initiative, all incoming freshmen and transfer students––who choose to live on campus––will be eligible to receive free housing for the entire 2019–2020 academic year.”

This equates to a savings of up to $5,800, for students who start in the summer term and go continuously through the spring of 2020. For students who start in the fall term, this equates to a savings of up to $4,350.

In addition to offering free housing, the college has made the decision to freeze tuition rates for the 2019–2020 academic year. Central Penn College also awards more than $650,000 in scholarships annually––some of which are multi-year––to both full-time and part-time students.

Central Penn College is located in Summerdale, Pa., which is about seven miles north of Harrisburg. Founded in 1881, the college has been a leader in providing a career-focused education to students in central Pennsylvania and beyond.

Free Housing – How It Works

To be eligible for free housing, students must…

  • Attend full-time
  • Be in good academic and financial standing
  • Avoid any disciplinary issues
Qualified students will still be responsible for paying their tuition, utilities and a meal plan.

“A college education is an opportunity to improve one’s life for the better, and we want to provide that opportunity to more students,” said President Fedrizzi-Williams.

Central Penn College’s academic schedule operates on 11-week terms offered four times a year. “These accelerated terms enable our students to go year-round, if they so choose, and complete their degree often much sooner than a traditional semester schedule,” said Fedrizzi-Williams.

The Free Housing Initiative for the 2019–2020 academic year starts in the summer term, which begins in July 2019, and runs through the spring term, which ends in June 2020.

About Central Penn College

Central Penn College provides students with the educational foundation to turn potential into professional success. Since 1881, the college has been a leading source for delivering career-focused education to students in Pennsylvania and beyond. With locations in Summerdale and Lancaster, Central Penn College offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees and certificate programs in a variety of professional fields.* For more information, visit

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