Will a $2,000 grant get Ohio drop-outs back into college?

Will a $2,000 grant get Ohio drop-outs back into college?

Reported by Higher Ed Dive, Ohio’s Second Chance Grant program moved from pilot to permanent, allowing student stop-outs from public colleges and universities eligible for a $2,000 grant if they return to class within five years of stopping out.

Aimed squarely at the 1.5 million Ohio students with some college credit but no credential, these grant dollars can be used to re-enroll in their prior program, start a new one, or start at a new institution altogether.

The takeaway? We continue to play with the levers, economics and models required to help student stop-outs re-enroll and make good on the promise they once made to themselves. May we keep getting better at it.

And may you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.