PCA&D partnership offers former college students the chance to finish degree or certification for free
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:
- Advanced Photography & Video
- Business in Creative Industry
- Communication Design
- Data Visualization
- Digital Photography
- Esports Management
- Fashion Merchandising
- Game Art
- Live Experience Design & Production
- Packaging Design
- UX/UI Design
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.