CCM and FDU Expand Joint Scholars Transfer Program
Making Access to a Bachelorâ€™s Degree Easier and More Affordable – Posted 9/8/16
Expanding upon the Scholars Program they established last year, County College of Morris (CCM) and Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) on September 7 signed seven transfer agreements to make it easier and more affordable for students to earn their bachelorâ€™s degrees in a variety of disciplines.
The agreements, signed by CCMâ€™s new president, Dr. Anthony J. Iacono, and FDUâ€™s new president, Dr. Christopher A. Capuano, provide a clear pathway for students to transfer their credits from CCM to FDU to earn bachelorâ€™s degrees in animation, communication studies, computer science, creative writing, criminology/criminal justice, film/broadcasting and mathematics. All those degrees are offered through the universityâ€™s Becton College of Arts and Sciences on its Florham Campus in Madison.
â€śItâ€™s a wonderful way to start a new presidency â€“ to sign these agreements so our students have more opportunities,â€ť said Iacono, who became CCMâ€™s third president on September 1.
â€śFor a county college that is close to our campus, it makes sense to have this sort of relationship â€¦ and to make these opportunities available to our students,â€ť said Capuano, who became FDUâ€™s eighth president on July 1.
Students who enroll in the CCM-FDU Scholars Program, created in 2015, are eligible for a 40 percent reduction in the universityâ€™s tuition on either of its campuses. High-achieving students who are NJ STARS II recipients or members of CCMâ€™s Phi Theta Kappa honor society also are eligible for an additional tuition reduction. Students who want to reside on either FDUâ€™s Metropolitan Campus or Florham Campus also are eligible to receive an annual $1,500 housing grant.
These latest agreements are in addition to the more than 85 transfer arrangements CCM holds with four-year colleges and universities to provide its graduates with a seamless process for transferring credits to earn their bachelorâ€™s degrees.Â Learn more about CCMâ€™s transfer agreements.
Photo: FDUâ€™s new president, Dr. Christopher A. Capuano (l), and CCMâ€™s new president, Dr. Anthony J. Iacono, sign seven new transfer agreements to make it easier and more affordable for students to earn their bachelorâ€™s degrees.
Credit: W. Scott Giglio