Provost Graduation Initiative Grant
Applications will be provided to advising centers and informational workshops will be held during the semester.
The Provost Graduation Initiative is designed for two groups of students at Fresno State:
- Students who are close to graduation (see eligibility requirements below) OR
- Students who are NOT close to graduation and who have an expected Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of $4,000 or less
Qualified students may be eligible to receive grants from the Division of Continuing and Global Education to apply courses offered in May/June Intersession and/or Summer Session.
In order to be eligible, ALL student must meet the following requirements and select one group from below
- You must be an undergraduate Fresno State student enrolled in coursework in Fall 2017 or/and Spring 2018, or both
- You must be in good academic standing with the university
- You must have your coursework approved by an advisor
- You must provide a one page narrative describing your financial need
- If awarded, you must enroll in a minimum of 1 unit of coursework in May-June Intersession or Summer Session by May 12th
Please note: You are responsible for any and all fees not covered by the awarded amount
GROUP 1 – Students Close to Graduation
- You must have earned 80 or more academic units at the time of application submission
- You must attach a Senior Degree Progress Report (DPR) – Can be provided by your advisor
GROUP 2 – Students NOT Close to Graduation
- You must have an expected Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of $4,000 or less as determined by Financial Aid Office (Only Eligible for 1 course)
DEADLINE: Applications received by April 13th will be given full consideration.
Additional Information and Instructions
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:
- Complete application form with Advisor Signature
- 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:
- Senior Degree Progress Report
Each application must include the senior version of your Degree Progress Report (DPR), which can be provided by an advisor.
- 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:
- 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.
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.
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
Questions may be directed to Continuing and Global Education at 559.278.0333, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.