An article posted Monday at the Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly details a partnership that helps college students from northeast Indiana overcome financial barriers and helps them finish their degrees. Mark Pohl, associate vice president of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid at Grace College, is quoted in the article. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
Questa, partnership help students reach academic finish line
An outstanding financial balance may prohibit many individuals from from completing their college degree, getting a diploma and advancing their careers. To help students overcome this financial barrier, the Questa Education Foundation and the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership developed the Degree Finish Line program. Degree Finish Line helps students pay off existing institutional balances so they can re-enroll or continue enrollment and finish their degrees. In addition, students will join Questa’s Contemporary Scholars program and receive low-interest loans to help fund tuition and fees for their remaining semesters. Questa loans are up to 75% forgiven when students graduate from partner schools and live and work in northeast Indiana for five years after graduation.
Degree Finish Line was developed with the Northeast Indiana Colleges and Universities Network, a regional collaboration facilitated by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership. This partnership builds on the 2019 Talent Hub designation by Lumina Foundation, which recognizes the region’s collaborative approach to fueling credential attainment. … Residents of the 11 counties of northeast Indiana are eligible to apply, including Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, Noble, LaGrange, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley. Participating and partnering institutions include: Grace College, Huntington University, Indiana Tech, Indiana Wesleyan University, Ivy Tech Community College, Manchester University and Trine University.
“Grace College committed to this program in order to help more students achieve their degrees,” said Mark Pohl, associate vice president of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid at Grace College, in a statement. “We are dedicated to the success of every student at Grace and are proud to collaborate with other colleges and universities in the region to support the success of all students in Northeast Indiana.”
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