Degree Completion Grant

The purpose of the Degree Completion Grant is to provide former CTU students the opportunity to return and complete their previously attempted degree. Eligible candidates whose prior academic records indicate that the student is within 20 quarter credit hours of completing a degree may apply. Verification of credit eligibility is required from CTU’s Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) team, who will review prior academic credit. CTU’s Degree Completion Grant offers a grant amount of $1,000 to qualified students. The grant will be applied to future tuition charges in accordance with required federal and institutional financial aid policy and procedures.


The eligibility requirements are as follows:


  • Candidates must be former CTU students

  • Candidates must re-enroll for either the January (1601A) or February (1601B) 2016 sessions.

  • Prior credit must be approved through verification of acceptable prior academic credit (credit at CTU).

  • CTU’s Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) team will review academic credit in advance of course begin date to confirm eligibility.

  • Candidates must apply and be accepted for admission.

  • The grant is awarded to eligible students in the first term of study.

  • Students are not eligible for multiple Degree Completion Grants.

  • Students enrolled at the undergraduate military tuition rate are not eligible for the Degree Completion Grant.

  • This grant, if awarded, will be used exclusively toward program charges and may not exceed the direct education costs.


The grant is non-transferable and non-substitutable. No portion is refundable. All grants are applied as a credit to the student’s account and no cash payments will be awarded to the student.


Interested candidates should contact the Financial Aid Department for additional information.


*University grants or scholarships are based on established criteria as published in the University's catalog and are awarded after verification that the conditions of eligibility have been met. Grant proceeds from this grant may be combined with other grant sources.


Financial aid is available for those who qualify.