OPPORTUNITY TO FREEZE FEES AMID STRONG DEMAND FOR NEXT GSB SESSION
Madison, Wis. — As recently as March, enrollment in the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison was running at a 10-year high. Then, just weeks later, the 2020 session was cancelled due to circumstances around the pandemic. Students who’d previously enrolled were moved to the next session — August 1-13, 2021 – and new applications are currently being accepted.
Given strong demand, coupled with unprecedented limits on availability, GSB encourages bankers to enroll now for 2021. The school is offering students the choice to freeze fees at the 2020 rate by paying fees in full by July 31, 2020; or to request an invoice be sent this fall after 2021 rates are set.
For peace of mind, GSB has amended its enrollment policy for the 2021 session; students may apply to secure a spot but won’t risk a penny, not even the $350 enrollment deposit that is typically non-refundable. If a student doesn’t attend, they’ll receive a full refund or credit on account without penalty.
“GSB’s current risk-free enrollment policy, flexible payment options and the chance to freeze fees at this year’s rate are some of the ways we’re helping banks at this time. We understand the uncertainty, but we also know bankers are excited about these educational opportunities, which accounts for the robust enrollment we experienced earlier this year,” said Kirby Davidson, president and CEO.
GSB is also offering risk free enrollment for its 2020 fall schools– including the Sales and Marketing School, Financial Managers School and Bank Technology Security School.
The OBA has been a sponsor of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since it was founded in 1945. The School, which is sponsored by state banking associations from across the central United States, as well as the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was established in 1945 to provide bankers with an opportunity for advanced study and research in banking, economics and leadership. In addition to its flagship Graduate School of Banking, GSB offers specialty schools for Human Resource, Technology, Information Security, Sales, Marketing and Finance leaders in banking—plus online seminars across all areas of bank management.