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Financing gaps, life challenges and compartmentalized university bureaucracies are among the obstacles that impede students who are just credits or semesters away from graduation. These challenges are particularly pronounced for low-income students with unmet financial need who may work multiple jobs, max out loans and grants, or forego key academic resources (e.g. textbooks), which interferes with their ability to succeed academically and make it across the graduation finish line. In some cases, these students may be forced to drop out but for $600. In this webinar, participants will learn about retention and completion grants, which are an important tool designed to help students stay in school and on track toward graduation. They will hear from some of the pioneers of this approach on how to get it started, how to drum up support for it, and how to finance it.
Shari Garmise, Vice President, USU/APLU Office of Urban Initiatives, A۰P۰L۰U
Timothy M. Renick, Vice Provost and Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Success, Georgia State University
Boyd Bradshaw, Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapoli