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'Meet CCC' Info Sessions Will Show How to Halve the Cost of Higher Ed


Imagine earning a bachelor’s degree from a selective liberal arts college or an Ivy League university – like Bryn Mawr College or Smith College or the University of Pennsylvania – for half the usual cost. No imagining is required for students who complete the first two years of their higher education at Camden County College before transferring to the four-year school of their dreams.


At CCC, tuition for a year of full-time study – 12 to 15 credits per semester – totals just over $3,000. According to the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education, students pay more than double that – $8,600-plus – for those same credits at a state-supported four-year school and seven times that – more than $21,000 – for two semesters at an independent or private four-year institution.


In addition, Camden County College credits transfer almost anywhere. Bryn Mawr, Smith and Penn have accepted CCC alumni in recent years, and nationally ranked Drexel, Rowan, Rutgers and Temple universities are consistently among the top schools to which CCC graduates transfer.


To help prospective students realize just how affordable and transferable a Camden County College education can be, four “Meet CCC” information sessions have been scheduled. These will be held on the Blackwood Campus, located at College Drive and Peter Cheeseman Road in Gloucester Township, at 5:30 p.m. March 16, April 19, May 17 and June 21.


Prospective students of all ages and educational backgrounds are welcome to attend and:


 learn about the CCC’s 100-plus associate degree, transfer and certificate programs.
 meet with academic advisors.
 speak with financial aid specialists.
 discover the athletics, club and student life opportunities that are available.
 take the College Placement Test.


For further details or to reserve a seat at one of these sessions, call (856) 227-7200, ext. 4973.

Published: March 06, 2012