Framingham State Receives $40,000 Grant For Dual Enrollment Opportunities for Low-Income and First-Generation Students

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FRAMINGHAM – The Baker Administration has awarded Framingham State University $40,000 to expand access to higher education opportunities to low-income, underrepresented and first generation students through the Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program (CDEP).

Dual Enrollment provides opportunities for high school students to take college-level courses and earn credit toward high school completion and their future college degrees. Additionally, the program eases the transition from high school to college, allows students to get a head start on their
college careers, and provides meaningful and challenging academic experiences to qualified students who otherwise may not have access to an early college experience.

The ultimate goal of the program is to increase the population of high school graduates who are college ready.

“Preparing students for the rigors of college-level courses while they are still in high school eases the transition to college and makes it more likely that they will succeed,” said Framingham State University President President F. Javier Cevallos. “This is a fantastic opportunity to provide underrepresented
students with greater access to early college programs. We are grateful to the Baker Administration and the Department of Higher Education for their support of this effort.”

To learn more about Dual Enrollment, visit: https://www.framingham.edu/admissions-and-aid/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/freshman-applicants/college-credit.html

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