Parents save money. The cost savings for parents is substantial. Much of the cost of higher education stems from room, board and other living expenses. If parents can pay for one or two years of college while the student is still living at home and attending high school, they’ll save those costs.
Students save time. There are great advantages for Mt. Vernon Township High School students who use the program. Dual credit eases the transition from high school to college. Students are given time to adjust to rigorous academic expectations while remaining in a familiar setting. Rend Lake College’s Dual Credit Program allows students to take classes with friends versus taking classes with strangers.