Provost Graduation Initiative Grant  

This page will be updated in the Spring 2019. 

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Additional Information and Instructions

Additional Eligibility

Each applicant must be an undergraduate matriculated student at Fresno State in a recognized state-funded baccalaureate degree program. Students whose educational cost is covered by a 3rd party may not be eligible for funding. Post-baccalaureate students are not eligible.

Required Documentation/Financial Aid

Required for ALL STUDENTS:

  1. Complete application form with Advisor Signature
  2. Personal narrative
    Each applicant must attach a 1 page (maximum) personal narrative describing their individual financial need and their estimated contribution to the cost of May-June Intersession and/or Summer Session courses fees.

Required for STUDENTS CLOSE TO GRADUATION:

  1. Senior  Degree  Progress Report
    Each application must include the senior version of your Degree Progress Report (DPR), which can be provided by an advisor.
  2. Students denied Application for Graduation
    If the student has received notification from Admissions and Records that their Application for Graduation has been denied due to academic deficiency, we request a copy of that notification (typically this is an email). 

Award preference will be given to students in this group with the highest academic rank (A minimum of 80 earned units is required for consideration). Preference will also be given to students with the greatest documented financial need as established by FAFSA/California Dream Act - Estimated Family Contribution and the personal narrative.   

Required for STUDENTS NOT CLOSE TO GRADUATION:

  1. Expected Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of $4,000 or less as determined by the Financial Aid Office
    These students are only eligible for 1 course. 

Award preference will be given to students in this group with the greatest documented financial need as established by FAFSA/California Dream Act - Estimated Family Contribution and the personal narrative. 

Courses

Only undergraduate courses listed in Continuing and Global Education’s Schedule of Courses for May-June Intersession (available here: http://www.fresnostate.edu/cge/courses/mayjune/index.html) and Summer Session (available here: http://www.fresnostate.edu/cge/courses/summersession/index.html) are eligible under this program.

State-funded courses, lab fees, graduate (master and doctoral level) courses, courses supporting CalTeach, the Accelerated Bachelors in Business Administration (ABBA), the off-campus Bachelor of Science in Criminology, and travel study programs are not eligible. 

Dropped Coursework

Students awarded the Provost Graduation Initiative funding are required to complete a Schedule Change/Refundform if approved coursework is Dropped. (Available at: http://www.fresnostate.edu/cge/documents/ProgramChange.pdf

Dropping off Application

Final award decision is made through the Division of Continuing and Global Education. Completed applications may be dropped-off in person to the Financial Aid Office, North Lobby Joyal Administration. Do not wait in line, drop application in DROP BOX.  Applications can also be mailed to:

Financial Aid Office
5150 North Maple Avenue, M/S JA64
Fresno, CA 93740-8025

Application

Provost Graduation Initiative 2019 application (coming soon)

Applications received by April 13 will be given full consideration. 

Questions

Questions may be directed to Continuing and Global Education at 559.278.0333, or email cgeinfo@csufresno.edu.