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Waxahachie, TX - June 15, 2011 - Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) is helping displaced Bethany University (BU) students continue their education in a like-minded university setting. Bethany University, located in Scotts Valley, California, closed its doors June 13 after efforts to find buyers/donors were unsuccessful.

Bethany is the oldest of 19 Assemblies of God colleges, established in 1919. SAGU was established only 8 years later and offers more than 60 associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees on campus or online. SAGU has rapidly expanded over the last 5 years, now surpassing 2,000 students. SAGU has also recently added new dormitories, a multi-story wellness center, and plans for the construction of a new world communication center.

SAGU has taken a number of steps to help Bethany University students transfer into a degree program at SAGU. They are waiving the application fee, offering a sizable Bethany-specific tuition grant for the first two years, and providing a rebate on the dorm deposit from students’ first semester at the university (for residential students).

Eddie Davis, Vice President for Enrollment, explains, “We were sad to see a sister school close its doors. So, we felt compelled to help Bethany students smoothly transition into another accredited university that shares Bethany’s values.”

The University is offering grants to undergraduate as well as graduate students. The grants are also available for on-campus as well as distance education students.

Assistant Dean for Admissions Bryan Brooks added, “We wanted to offer a solution for Bethany students and applicants as soon as possible. Our hope is that they will join the SAGU family this fall so that they don’t lose any time toward the completion of their degrees.”

Bethany University students can apply online immediately for free. Questions about the grant can be directed toward the Admissions Office at 1-888-YES-SAGU or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) is a private, Christian university located in Waxahachie, Texas. The University was established in 1927, and now offers more than 60 associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees on campus or online. More information is available at www.sagu.edu or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.

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