15, 2016, Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) and
Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) will sign an Agreement of Understanding
for a dual admission program that allows HCCC students to complete upper
division courses required for FDU undergraduate and selected combined
bachelor’s/master’s programs once they have completed their associate’s degrees
at HCCC at 40% savings on the FDU tuition rate.
signing will take place on Monday, September 19 at 2 p.m. in the Hudson County
Community College Board Room - 70 Sip Avenue in Jersey City. HCCC President
Glen Gabert, Ph.D., FDU President Christopher Capuano, Ph.D., HCCC Senior Vice
President for Academic Affairs Eric Friedman, Ph.D., FDU Florham Campus Provost
Peter Woolley, Ph.D., HCCC Dean of Instruction/Arts
Christopher Wahl, FDU Community Partnership Director Anthony Mastropietro, and
HCCC Associate Dean of School and College Relations Pamela Littles.
it stands right now, tuition for students working to complete an associate
degree program here at Hudson County Community College is only about $4,200 per
year, which is a fraction of the cost of tuition at most four-year colleges and
universities,” Dr. Gabert said. “This agreement translates to nearly $15,000 in
savings each year for our graduates who go on to FDU through this program.”
are other significant financial incentives written into the agreement. These
HCCC Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society graduates will receive
a $16,000 per year academic scholarship in lieu of the 40% reduction.
HCCC students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or
greater will receive a $1,000 merit scholarship each year at FDU in addition to
the 40% reduction.
Students who qualify for NJ STARS II will receive a $2,500
scholarship each year at FDU in addition to the 40% reduction, or Phi Theta
Students eligible for a combined degree will receive the 40%
reduction through their graduate studies at FDU, unless the student enrolls in
a graduate program with a more favorable tuition reduction already in place.
Students who choose to reside on the FDU Metropolitan or Florham
Campus will receive a $1,500 per year housing grant in addition to their
reductions are for tuition only and do not apply to fees, or room or board.
“We are proud to partner with HCCC and extend our
programs to more deserving students,” said FDU President Christopher A.
Capuano. “Providing an affordable education is critical today, and we know that
many HCCC students will take advantage of this program to fulfill their
this agreement demonstrates, we at Hudson County Community College and our
partners at FDU are doing all we can to ensure that the people of Hudson County
can obtain the post-secondary education they need and deserve without going
into debt,” Dr. Gabert stated.
wishing to participate in the HCCC-FDU Dual Admission program must meet the
criteria for all FDU degree programs.
details on the new program may be obtained by contacting the HCCC Admissions
Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.