Updated 8 months ago
Finish Up, Florida! Gets Students across the finish line to graduation.
In Florida, there are thousands of former state and community college students who left school without finishing their degree. If you’re one of them, listen up. There are special programs to help you finish up.
The Florida College System’s Finish Up, Florida! program was set up to reconnect with students who stopped or dropped out of college before completing their degree. A special website guides you through the five main steps of re-enrolling. While these are the main steps, you don’t have to go in order or complete them all. Start with the most appropriate step for you or start from the beginning. The last step — applying for re-admission or admission — is the goal!
Whether you stopped because you lost financial aid, got overwhelmed with other commitments or maybe you just weren’t sure about the benefits of completing college, now’s your opportunity to move past that.
Contact your local Florida state college campus and see if you qualify for assistance.
– Florida College System Chancellor Randy Hanna
Project Win-Win finds former state college students to retroactively award them their associate degree or re-enroll them.
As part of an initiative in nine states, three state colleges in Florida — Broward College, Indian River State College and St. Johns River State College — mailed letters to students who had dropped out before earning their degrees to encourage them to finish up. Since the program started in 2010, the three colleges have graduated an additional 1,500 students and re-enrolled nearly 850 former students. Meka Burgess and Kimberly Nelson are just two of the students who took advantage of Project Win-Win to take their careers in a new direction.
Project Win-Win Profiles