GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Richard Stockton College will again offer a 15 percent discount on the tuition cost of summer courses.
The discount will apply to all courses, and will save an in-state student about $157 per course.
The current cost for taking one four-credit course is $1,627. The cost with the discount will be $1,470. The discount applies to tuition only, and not fees.
The college Board of Trustees approved the discount at its meeting Wednesday, saying times are still tough and they wanted to help students earn their degrees.
College officials said a discount also will be offered on housing for students who want to remain on campus.
This will be the third year that Stockton has discounted summer tuition.
New trustee Leo Schoffer also was sworn in at the meeting. The Margate real estate developer and his family in 2007 donated $500,000 to Stockton’s Holocaust Center, which has since been named in honor of his parents, Sam and Sara Schoffer, both Holocaust survivors.
Schoffer said he attended Atlantic City High School and Rutgers University and is a strong believer in public education. He said his goal is to make it possible for all students to have the chance to attend a good state college at an affordable price.
“Stockton offers a tremendous opportunity for students in New Jersey,” he said. “I want to help with that process.”
The trustees also approved an honorary doctorate for local attorney and judge Nelson Johnson, author of “Boardwalk Empire” and “The Northside.” The degree will be granted at the spring commencement, at which Johnson will speak.
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