Cleveland State University and College Now Greater Cleveland are collaborating on a grant-funded project called (Re)Connect to College to support “comeback” students in earning their degree. Our goal is to recruit, retain, and graduate students in the Cleveland area who have previously stopped out of the university before completing their undergraduate program.
We know that many students who stop out of college face obstacles that make it difficult to re-enroll. Our dedicated staff members seek to assist students in overcoming these obstacles related to re-enrollment and direct them toward the appropriate support services - including financial aid, academic support, advising, and more. We also know that earning a college degree is key to increasing employability and earnings, as well as achieving personal fulfillment. This project has the potential to improve the outcomes for students, their families, and the Cleveland community at large by assisting stop-out students in the re-enrollment process and providing necessary support as they complete their education.