***June 12, 2018: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***

IIRP Graduate School: 21st Century Education Demands Transparent Tuition

The International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) is introducing Transparent Tuition, part of its commitment to providing its students with accessible, groundbreaking graduate education.

“We at the IIRP believe that, as an adult learning institution created for the 21st Century, we must put the needs of students at the center of everything we do. What we teach must be immediately relevant and useful. When and how we teach must be built around the active and diverse lives of our students. And importantly, the finances of advanced education should be transparent, easy to understand and affordable, without more interest-laden debt.” — John W. Bailie, Ph.D., IIRP President

Transparent Tuition guarantees students that their tuition will never increase. It also eliminates all fees for course registration, graduation and transcripts. Students don't need to apply for financial aid every term, as they do at most higher education institutions. And there are no burdensome loan programs.

Instead, the IIRP provides a zero-interest payment plan at a low monthly rate: the same simple, affordable plan for everyone. Students know exactly what their education will cost, so they're able to plan ahead.

Transparent Tuition is just part of the IIRP's innovative approach to graduate education.

Learning is focused on real-life challenges and projects. Most students in both the Master of Science and Graduate Certificate programs remain in their current job roles while they study.

IIRP courses are blended, asynchronous and online, so students can participate from anywhere in the world.

Some students have included: a magistrate looking to transform the justice system in South Africa, a caseworker for sexually abused children in India, a Family Court Services Director in California, CEO of a nonprofit for at-risk youth in Australia and a music therapist for special needs children in Trinidad.

They are individuals who run toward social challenges, not away from them. Armed with the skills and competencies of restorative practices, they learn to communicate across walls, problem solve, repair relationships and restore community.

Discover more about the IIRP Graduate School at iirp.edu.

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