Paul Yeager receives ‘A great education without a great big bill’
December 05, 2016
Paul Yeager considered enrolling at a four-year school to pursue a nursing degree. Then he considered how much money he could save attaining the same goal through Cuyahoga Community College.
That dollars-and-cents decision led Yeager to Tri-C, where he’ll graduate debt-free this month with an Associate of Applied Science in nursing.
“I received a great education without a great big bill,” said Yeager, 21, of Avon.
Yeager enrolled at Tri-C immediately after earning his diploma from Avon High School in 2014. He loaded up his class schedule—primarily at the Westshore Campus in Westlake—and achieved his associate degree requirements in five semesters.
He completed his studies with a rotation at the Cleveland Clinic to gain in-the-field experience. After fall commencement, Yeager plans to work as a nurse while continuing his education.
Yeager said the College and his classmates created an atmosphere of achievement: “It’s all about learning to everyone who’s here,” he said. “People are focused on one thing — graduation.”