Video: New Jersey Senate President Holds Discussion on Stockton's Dual Enrollment Program

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GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. – A local university is being recognized for using a program that helps high school students get a head start with higher education while saving them money.
New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney joined University President Dr. Harvey Kesselman, along with other educational leaders and students gathered together in Galloway for a roundtable discussion on Stockton University's dual enrollment program.
The program allows high school students to earn college credits at a reduced cost which saves them time and money when they begin their official college career.
"We want to shrink the time as much as we can so kids learn as we can learn and they save money. Because too many young people today graduate college and they graduate an enormous debt and this is part of our goal to reduce the debt,"said State Senator Stephen Sweeny.
Nearly 20 high schools in Atlantic and Cape May counties are currently enrolled in Stockton University's dual enrollment program.