Cleveland State Launches New Adult Promise Scholarship

CLEVELAND,TN, (WDEF)-136,000 dollars in grants will be given by Cleveland State to bring more mature students back to college life.

Amy Lillios, Cleveland State Foundation,"Adults can come back to school after they have had a family or our veterans, we have a lot of veterans on campus, they are very welcome to come back and there are many ways to make it possible for them to receive a scholarship".

College President Bill Seymour is excited by the program which could see whole families attending college together.
Cleveland State President Bill Seymour,"We developed this adult scholarship to give adult students who want to go to a community college and take advantage of what we have here that opportunity for a last dollar scholarship and it creates good situations where we may have parents and children come to school at the same time".

Financial Aid specialists explain how the Adult Promise scheme will work.

Kimberly Wills, Financial Aid Counselor, "It will be last dollar scholarships so it will pick up the difference between federal and state money and what is left of their tuition, that could be any dollar amount depending on students we expect it to help a whole lot of students".

Adult Promise will kick off this year and plans are in place to keep bringing more mature students back to campus in 2016 and 2017.

The program could help up to 250 adult students.

Cleveland State added that adult students are the number one graduating group on their campus.

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