Rider University receives grant to make college more accessible for adult learners

Rider University on Friday announced it is committed to making access to college easier for New Jersey’s adult learners by participating in the statewide initiative Some College, No Degree, which aims to help adult New Jersey residents complete their bachelor’s degrees.

According to state data, more than 750,000 New Jersey residents have some college credit, but did not complete the academic requirements and graduate.

Through the program, the Lawrenceville-based university received a grant provided by the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education, which affords Rider the opportunity to provide grants for persistence, educational supplies and emergency funds. The award also will help qualified students with expenses that may stand in the way of them completing their degrees, such as child care, transportation, technology and textbooks.

“Rider’s Continuing Education Program has always been dedicated to assisting adult students in the pursuit of their undergraduate degrees,” Sean Levin, director of graduate, continuing education admission and university partnerships, said. “We’re proud that this new grant will allow us to support adult students in removing barriers and assist in their dream of completing their bachelor’s degree.”

Rider offers more than 70 undergraduate programs at a low, per-credit rate for continuing education students. Through online, evening and accelerated courses and part-time options, students can complete their degrees with flexibility.

To learn more about enrolling at Rider and receiving financial assistance through the Some College, No Degree program, click here.