Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
County College of Morris (CCM) and Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) signed a formal agreement this week launching the CCM-FDU Scholars Program to provide students with a significantly more affordable pathway for earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the university.
The agreement, signed by CCM President Edward J. Yaw and FDU President Sheldon Drucker, allows students to enroll in the dual admissions program as CCM freshmen or during the course of their first year at CCM. Students who graduate with an associate degree from CCM can have all their credits, up to a maximum of 64, considered for transfer to a bachelor’s or combined bachelor’s/master’s degree program at FDU.
Students in the CCM-FDU Scholars Program will be eligible for a 40 percent reduction in the university’s tuition on either of its campuses. High-achieving CCM students who are NJSTAR II recipients or members of the college’s Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society also are eligible for an additional tuition reduction.
Students who want to reside on either FDU’s Metropolitan Campus or Florham Campus also will receive an additional $1,500 per year housing grant.
“CCM has a longstanding relationship with FDU and this agreement takes it to another level,” said Yaw. “This program makes the transition more seamless, as advisors from both institutions help students stay on track for an associate degree and a bachelor’s degree. Coupled with significant reductions in tuition, there are many advantages for our students, and I expect that it will result in more of our students transferring to FDU.”
“This is a great opportunity for the students of Morris County, both at CCM and FDU, that they can afford,” said Drucker.
“This is a smart, innovative effort that will improve educational opportunities for students from Morris County,” said Morris County Freeholder Tom Mastrangelo, who is the county governing board’s liaison to CCM.
The launching of this new program is in addition to the articulation agreements CCM’s already holds with a number of other colleges and universities. For more information on CCM’s articulation agreements, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/m5noru9
Photo: Officials from County College of Morris (CCM) and Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) participate in the signing for the CCM-FDU Scholars Program. Pictured (l-r) are Dr. Bette Simmons, CCM vice president of Student Development and Enrollment Management; Dr. Edward J. Yaw, CCM president; Peter Woolley, provost of FDU’s Florham Campus; Sheldon Drucker, FDU president; and Dr. Dwight Smith, CCM vice president of Academic Affairs.
Credit: W. Scott GiglioW.