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ASCEND: Accelerating Student Completion, Encouraging New Dreams

The ASCEND team is dedicated to supporting your educational journey and ensuring your success. Our mission is to remove financial and academic barriers that may hinder your path to completing your degree.


ASCEND Services

We offer a comprehensive range of services to support you, including:

  • Tuition Assistance: Helping to cover tuition and mandatory fees.
  • Course Materials Assistance: Providing essential course materials like textbooks, software codes, and toolkits.
  • Needs-Related Payments: Helping with basic living expenses such as food, transportation, and clothing.
  • Personalized Support: Guiding you toward timely graduation and a smooth transition into the workforce.


Eligible Programs

ASCEND is currently available for students in the following programs:

  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology – AAS
  • Computer Science Technology – AAS
  • Cyber Security and Networking Technology – AAS
  • Nursing – AAS

Certain general education courses may also be eligible. Contact our office for details, as eligibility criteria may vary based on specific grant requirements.

 To maintain eligibility, students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.


Apply Today

Ready to get started? Click the "Request Information" button below to begin your ASCEND application. Spots are limited, so don't wait! Once you submit your request, a team member will provide you with the application link tailored to your major's grant-extended services.



If you have any questions about ASCEND, don't hesitate to reach out to us using the "Contact" button below. We're here to support you every step of the way.

Disclaimer: ASCEND is funded by a $2,226,000 (44.75%) Title III grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education, as well as a $1,411,280 (28.37%) WORC grant and a $1,337,049 (26.88%) sub-award of an SCC grant, both awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor.




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