Stockton To Offer Discounted Summer Tuition

Galloway, NJ – Undergraduate students will again be able to get a discounted summer tuition rate from Stockton University if they take at least one class at one of Stockton’s instructional sites in Atlantic City, Seaview, Woodbine, Manahawkin or Hammonton in the summer of 2018.

Stockton will also offer a special 12-month housing rate for students living in the new Atlantic City Campus apartments, scheduled to open in fall 2018.

The Stockton Board of Trustees approved the rates at the Dec. 6 meeting. The Board also approved a resolution to name the Event Room at the new Atlantic City Campus Academic Building after Civil Rights Activist Fannie Lou Hamer.

Under the summer tuition plan, one four-credit course will cost $1,639.04 for tuition and fees. If students take either two or three courses for 8-12 credits they will pay $3,278.08, in effect getting one course free if they take three courses. Each additional course would cost $1,639.04.

The plan is modeled after the flat-rate tuition used during the academic year, when students can take 12-20 credits for the same price. The goal is to promote a competitive rate that will encourage college students to take courses over the summer. The summer rate is available to Stockton students and to students attending other colleges.

Housing rates for 2018-19 were also approved, with some sites staying the same and others rising 1, 2, or 3 percent. Housing costs per semester will range from $3,027 to $5,700 depending on location and size.

Housing at the new Atlantic City site will range from $4,600 to $5,400 per semester depending on the size of the unit. Housing will include studio apartments, 2, 4, and 6-person apartments with private bedrooms, and 4-person shared apartments. The Atlantic City units including kitchens, and students will not be required to have a meal plan.

A 12-month housing option is being offered for students who plan to work or take classes through the summer and want to stay in the city. The 12-month rate will range from $5,342 per semester to $6,420 based on apartment size. There is also a family housing option at $9,000 per semester.

The 12-month option will save a student about $600 over the cost of paying for two semesters plus summer housing at the discounted rate of $20 per day. The day rate will still be offered at both the Atlantic City site and the main campus in Galloway Township.

Stockton President Harvey Kesselman said naming the Event Room in the new Atlantic City Academic Building for Fannie Lou Hamer recognizes Stockton’s role in helping to preserve the legacy of Hamer and her pivotal speech at the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City.

Kesselman credited Distinguished Professor Patricia Reid Merritt and Professor Emeritus Joseph Walsh for bringing the idea to the community. Since 2004 Stockton has hosted the annual Fannie Lou Hamer Human and Civil Rights Symposium.

“Fannie Lou Hamer made history on the Boardwalk of Atlantic City,” Kesselman said. “As the new Stockton campus continues to rise there could be no greater public honor than to recognize Mrs. Hamer’s contribution to the march toward freedom and social justice than naming the new event room - a place where students, faculty, staff and community will come to learn, reflect and listen to voices of reason - ­in her honor.”

 In other business the Board approved the addition of a Masters in Counseling degree, pending state review. The master’s degree is now the recommended degree for entry-level practice for licensed professional counselors.

The Board also approved eight faculty members for sabbaticals in 2018-19, and awarded Fellowships for Distinguished Students grants totaling $4,990 to five students for research projects.

Diane D’Amico
Director of News and Media Relations
Galloway, N.J. 08205