PCA&D partnership offers former college students the chance to finish degree or certification for free

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Friday, June 2nd, 2023

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design has been chosen as one of three institutions to partner with the Lancaster County Workforce Development Board for a $2.2 million federal grant to help those who dropped out of college or a certificate program complete their degree. Participants have the potential to receive full tuition scholarships in addition to career counseling, transportation reimbursement, and more. 

As part of the ACHIEVE program, PCA&D is offering 13 undergraduate certificates, bachelor’s degrees and associate degrees. Several of the certificate programs will be available online. 

ACHIEVE has four main requirements. Participants must: 

  • Be residents of Pennsylvania;
  • Be able to finish their degree or certification by June 30, 2024;
  • Have left college after Jan. 1, 2021;
  • And have a 2.0 or higher GPA when they left. 

PCA&D is offering bachelor’s and associate degrees through the ACHIEVE program in each of its six majors, as well as certificates in the following areas of specialization: 

Participants don’t have to complete the same degree they started, and can receive credit transfers, credit for prior learning and experience, and military service. 

For more information, and a link to the application, visit pcad.edu/achieve