Morning Education: Northeastern’s boost for nontraditional students
Politico - 10/03/2014
NORTHEASTERN’S BOOST FOR NONTRADITIONAL STUDENTS: Northeastern University has launched a first-in-the-nation program to help nontraditional students with some college under their belts matriculate to a bachelor’s degree in one of the STEM fields. The university’s degree completion program is thanks in part to a grant issued by the Education Department earlier this week, writes Northeastern News. The department awarded Northeastern a four-year, nearly $4 million grant through the “First in the World” program. The university combined the federal grant with two recent philanthropic gifts to launch the program. The grants, which were awarded to two dozen colleges, celebrate schools’ creativity and innovation to bolster college completion.