Completion Grants

Based on retention grants in use at several member institutions, the UIA developed a grants program to provide assistance to students approaching graduation but facing financial hurdles restricting their ability to enroll, persist, and subsequently complete their degrees.

  • $3

    In completion grants awarded.

  • 4,000

    Awarded grants.

  • 85%
    Retained & Graduated

    Students or graduating within 2 semesters.

Learning and Impact Highlights
  • UIA institutions have awarded $3 million in completion grants to 4,000 students, with 85% of these students retained or graduating within 2 semesters.
  • This project has resulted in campus-level changes to drop for nonpayment policies and registration holds; campus efforts to centralize emergency aid information and application materials, increased coordination across student success units to identify and support students in need, and has catalyzed additional campus fundraising for completion grant resources.
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