American College of Education awards $90,000 to students impacted by COVID-19


April 14, 2020

Mike Cook

Mike Cook

Director of Marketing Operations

INDIANAPOLIS – American College of Education (ACE) has awarded $90,000 in scholarships to assist currently enrolled students who have been impacted by the COVID-19 epidemic, the college announced Tuesday.  

On March 25, ACE established the COVID-19 Financial Hardship Scholarship Program, which provides $1,000 scholarships to 90 students to help cover tuition and fees for the college’s April term. In less than two weeks, scholarships have been awarded to 90 students in 23 states and three countries, pursuing 23 different programs of study. 

“With the rapid spread of COVID-19, we recognized that many of our students were instantly facing new and significant financial stress,” ACE President Shawntel Landry said. “We immediately examined how we could reallocate resources to create and execute the program as rapidly as possible. We put student success and welfare at the forefront of all of our decisions, and we were gratified to be able to help our students during a very disruptive time.” 

As a 100 percent online institution with more than 6,000 active students in 49 states, ACE has a term start every five weeks, with most students taking one class per term. Cost per term for a student taking one class ranges from $770 to $1053, depending on degree level.  

Also in response to COVID-19, ACE this month launched a webinar series, the ACE Digital Toolbox, to provide online resources, tools and expertise at no charge to ACE students, alumni and institutional partners. The first webinar, “Leadership in an Online Environment,” was held April 2. The next webinar “Making Digital Learning Active and Interactive,” will be April 16. 

About American College of Education 
Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Indianapolis, American College of Education is a regionally accredited, completely online college specializing in affordable programs in education, leadership, healthcare and nursing. ACE offers more than 50 programs for adult students to pursue doctorate, master’s or bachelor’s degrees, along with micro-credentials and graduate-level certificate programs. It is the #3 conferrer of master’s of education degrees in the country. 

In addition to being a leader in online education, ACE is a Certified Benefit Corporation and for four years has been ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana, achieving the #2 ranking for medium employers in 2019. Learn more at

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