Connecticut Proposes Novel Incentives for Returning Adults

A newly-proposed degree completion program introduced by Connecticut's governor. The plan would pay for returning adults to take up to three free three-credit courses if they previously attended one of the state's public institutions and have been away from postsecondary education since at least 2012.

The program essentially provides state funds to institutions in a "buy-one-get-one-free" model where returning adults would receive a free course for each of the first two paid courses they take. The state will also fund the final course required for the returning student's credential.

The incentive program is part of a broader push in the state to bring adults with previous college credit back to the postsecondary system to complete credentials. The effort includes data mining to identify former students and a strong marketing and outreach push.

We will provide additional details about the program, known as Go Back to Get Ahead, as it develops.



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