Students at Stockton University can take advantage of discounted rates for tuition and housing beginning in summer 2018, the college announced this week after its Board of Trustees meeting.
The meeting also included approval of housing rates, naming of the event room at the new Atlantic City Campus for Fannie Lou Hamer, and selection of a new vice president for student affairs.
Under the discounted summer rate offer, undergraduate students who take at least one class at one of Stockton’s satellite instructional sites in Atlantic City, Seaview, Woodbine, Manahawkin and Hammonton will pay $3,278 for three classes, in effect getting one course free. The cost of one four-credit course will be $1,639 for tuition and fees. The summer rate is available to both Stockton students and students attending other colleges.
Additionally, students who reside in the new Atlantic City Campus apartments, scheduled to open in the fall of 2018, will be eligible for a discounted 12-month housing rate, saving a student about $600 over two semesters.
The board also approved 2018-19 housing rates, some of which increased as much as 3 percent over this year. Housing costs per semester will range from $3,027 to $5,700, depending on location and size.
In other business, the board approved a resolution to name the event room at the new Atlantic City Campus Academic Building after civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer.
“Fannie Lou Hamer made history on the Boardwalk of Atlantic City,” Stockton President Harvey 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.”
The board also approved Christopher C. Catching as Stockton’s new vice president for student affairs. Catching, who will start in February, comes from Southern Connecticut State University, where he is assistant vice president for student affairs. He will replace Thomasa Gonzalez, who is retiring after more than 30 years at Stockton.
Kesselman said Catching’s experience in strategic planning and student success programs, and his interest in social justice and inclusion mesh perfectly with Stockton’s mission to develop engaged and effective citizens and provide an environment of excellence for a diverse student body.
“He understands and represents the values and vision of Stockton,” Kesselman said. “He is a great fit for us.”