• Student Achievement Award for Adult Undergraduate Students

    Stay Enrolled. Qualify for full-time tuition.

    The majority of students in CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies are independent adults supporting themselves and their families. At CCU, we are committed to helping our adult students complete their undergraduate degree quickly and affordably – while maintaining individual academic excellence.

    Through the Student Achievement Award, students who work consistently toward completing their undergraduate degree may qualify for our full-time tuition rate, a savings of $100 per credit hour!

    Student Achievement Award infographic

    Student Achievement Award infographic

    The College of Adult and Graduate Studies follows a year-round semester system consisting of three blocks per semester for most adult undergraduate courses. We encourage students to enroll in courses during each block so they can complete their degree as quickly as possible. Also, in order to qualify for financial aid, students must enroll in at least six credits per semester. To qualify for full-time financial aid, students must enroll in at least 12 credits per semester.

    How to Qualify for the Student Achievement Award and Full-Time Tuition

    • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) while enrolled in the College of Adult and Graduate Studies in an undergraduate program. In order for a student to meet SAP, a student needs to maintain at least a 2.0 GPA and complete 2/3 of registered classes. See details about SAP in the CCU Academic Catalog.
    • Complete a course with a passing grade in any block, AND
    • Enroll in a course in the immediately subsequent block.

    Upon completion of these requirements, coursework in the subsequent block will qualify for a $100 per-credit discount off the undergraduate tuition rate, a way that CCU offers rewards for students.

    For example, undergraduate students who earn a passing grade in Block 1 and enroll in Block 2 will receive a $100 per credit hour discount on their Block 2 tuition rate. If students then earn a passing grade in Block 2 and enroll in Block 3, the students will qualify for the full-time tuition rate – a $100 per credit hour discount – on their Block 3 tuition rate. As long as students are continuously enrolled and earning passing grades, they are eligible for the discounted full-time tuition rate in each directly subsequent block.

    When a student qualifies for the Student Achievement Award, it will appear as "award pending" on their CCU account. The award will be disbursed to eligible students after verification of their attendance in the subsequent block.

    Students may still qualify for the Student Achievement Award if they:
    • Qualify for employer reimbursement or other employer sponsorship
    • Participate in CCU's Professional Education Program discount through their employer
    • Are a non-degree seeking student
    • Are not using financial aid (e.g., no FAFSA on file)
    Students are ineligible for the Student Achievement Award if they receive any of the following awards:
    • Active-duty military discounted tuition ($250/credit hour)
    • 100% Post-9/11 GI Bill VA benefit
    • 100% Voc Rehab VA benefit
    • Grand prize winner of a CCU Scholarship contest