Navient Foundation gives $10,000 grant to support college completion programs at University of Delaware
Grant will help first-generation and low-income students achieve academic success
“This generous donation assists the NUCLEUS program in accelerating its efforts to provide outreach to incoming freshmen to deliver additional academic support to foster students to attain a college degree,” said Rosalind Johnson, assistant dean of student success,
Students will participate in a five-week summer program prior to the start of their freshman year. The summer program includes a course and a weekly student success seminar designed to help students adapt to life and learning at the university. Upon completion, students will earn four college credits.
Participants will continue to have access to resources and tools throughout their undergraduate career.
“Higher education can lead to increased employment opportunities and higher lifetime earnings but college completion is the key,” said
Research from Navient’s Money Under 35 study found young adults who completed a college degree were more likely to be in "good" or "excellent" financial health, earn higher salaries, own a home, and be optimistic about future career prospects. By comparison, those who started college but left before completing fared worse on nearly all the indicators studied, even compared to those who never went to college.
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Source: Navient Corporation