University of the Sciences in Philadelphia will be losing accreditation for its physician assistant program. As a result, the university is offering affected students (those undergraduate students who were planning to enroll in the masters program this fall) two options.
The first option is two semesters of free tuition to so they can complete a bachelor’s in another area. The second option is helping them transfer to an accredited program in the region.
The lesson here is to do your due diligence. If you end up at a reputable school and something unforeseeable happens, chances are strong the school will try to help you mitigate the situation. You can argue that the students are out the room and board and other expenses if they choose the two free semesters, but they’re likely to be treated better than they would by less reputable schools.