Do you have some college, but did not graduate or obtain your degree?

Are you thinking of re-enrolling to finish your degree?

The Finish What You Started (FWYS) program just might be your path back to earning your Bachelor’s. The program combines financial support with additional services such as career planning, student coaching, and career connections. 

Who is eligible?
Criteria for participation include being: 

  • Ready to complete your first higher education degree 
  • A resident of Colorado 
  • An undergraduate who fits one of the two following categories: 
    • Have “Some College, No Degree”: Defined as students who earned some postsecondary credits from a public/private higher education institution but did not complete a credential or degree and have not been enrolled for two or more consecutive semesters.
    • Are a “First-time Student”: Defined as students who were admitted to a public institution of higher education as a first-time student for the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 academic year but did not enroll at any institution for the 2020-2021 academic year.

What comes with the Program?

Financial Support
As an FWYS Student at CSU, you will receive a minimum of $5,500 in grants and scholarships each year on the path to your degree. This $5,500 is on top of other financial aid you may qualify for.  

You will automatically become a member of CSU’s Community for Excellence (C4E). As a C4E Scholar, you’ll be paired with a Scholar Contact who is there to serve as support for anything that might pop along the way. Most importantly, they’ll help you navigate all the opportunities the come along with being a Ram. 

Study Abroad Experience
Every FWYS student will have additional funding available if you decide you’d like to take advantage of an education abroad experience. These programs can last from a week to an entire semester with opportunities all over the world.  

Career Guidance
The FWYS package doesn’t stop once you’ve earned your degree. You’ll have access to one-on-one career counseling and guidance to help you land that first amazing job. From career exploration to salary negotiation the CSU Career Center is with you every step of the way. 

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