Rowan Degree in 3 – Summers Free

Rowan Degree in 3 – Summers Free


Rowan University will offer a three-year, year-round degree pathway for students beginning in Fall 2016. The program is designed to allow students to earn free summer tuition, fees and housing if they have met their academic requirements in the previous fall and spring semesters. It also provides students with on-campus leadership internships and/or research opportunities, and academic support programs throughout students’ three years.

The Degree in 3 – Summers Free program will save students approximately  $22,000 toward a bachelor’s degree—25 percent of what a degree would cost over a four-year period.

Application Process:

Apply to the University by MARCH 1. The Degree in 3 program is available to students who are admitted into the following majors:

B.A. English

B.A. History

B.A. Law & Justice

B.A. Writing Arts

B.A. Radio, Television, and Film

B.A. Psychology

B.S. Marketing

Once admitted, students will receive an invitation to apply to the Degree in 3 program, and they must indicate their commitment to the program by APRIL 1, 2016 in order to provide the Financial Aid Office an opportunity to calculate the funds a student would be eligible to receive before the Admissions Office’s May 1 deposit deadline.

Eligible Students:

Students admitted to the University for Fall 2016 in the designated majors.

Transfer students who have completed 40 credits; however, they must meet with a Rowan academic advisor after being admitted to one of the designated majors, but before being admitted into the Degree in 3 program.

Current first-year Rowan students in the designated majors who will have completed 40 credits by the end of the summer session. Current students should contact Alyson Dagen in Admissions, for details (

Students admitted to the EOF/MAP, Rowan Select and Rowan Choice programs are not eligible.

Requirements and Benefits:

Students enrolled in the Degree in 3 program must live on campus all three years, including their first and second summers. In addition to taking classes and living on campus free of charge during the summers, students will be required to work toward completing 200 hours of leadership internships or academic-related work experiences during their three years at Rowan. The most convenient way to cover these hours will be to work 100 hours per summer. Students also will receive specialized academic support and participate in cohort experiences throughout the year.

For More Information:

Students will receive additional information about the Degree in 3 program after being accepted into one of the designated majors. In the meantime, please write to with any other questions, or call 856-256-4200.