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UWF Continuing Education provides discounted tuition to displaced students from Virginia College clinical medical assistant program

The University of West Florida’s Division of Continuing Education and Career Educational Services are teaming up to ease the financial burden on students who were in Virginia College’s certified clinical medical assistant program.

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Continuing Education is offering students a discounted tuition rate to complete the program. Special pricing is also available to complete externships, which covers the fee to take the National Healthcare Association exam. Continuing Education courses are designed to accommodate working professionals, parents and anyone else who is balancing school and other commitments.

“We’re advocates for lifelong learners,“ said Megan Veach, associate director for program development in the Division of Continuing Education. “We want to make this an easy transition for students and we are happy we could provide an option for these students to finish this training course and complete their certification.”

Following the abrupt nationwide closure of the college, students in Pensacola and the surrounding areas are looking for alternative options to finish their education. Virginia College’s Pensacola campus closed December 2018 after their parent company, Education Corp. of America, announced that it had lost its accreditation. UWF has worked to provide assistance and encourage affected students to complete their education.

Earlier this month, UWF’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Complete Florida hosted a Drop-in Transfer Day, providing personalized admissions guidance and resources to local students who were displaced by the closure.

For more information on eligibility and registration, contact Mimi Gonzales at 817.681.4050 or To learn more about UWF’s Division of Continuing Education, visit