Framingham State University Receives $40 Thousand Grant for Dual Enrollment Program

NEC member Framingham State University has received an award from the Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program to expand access to higher education opportunities for low-income, underrepresented, and first-generation college students.

The funding will go towards opportunities for high school students to take college-level courses while earning credit towards both their college and high school degrees. The program seeks to increase the number of students 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,” FSU President F. Javier Cevallos said in a press release. “This is a fantastic opportunity to provide underrepresented students with greater access to early college programs.”

The New England Council congratulates Framingham State University for this award to increase college access for high school students. Read more from the Worcester Business Journal.

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