Debates Differ on Completion Incentives
Ashley A. Smith, Inside Higher Ed
A growing number of states are experimenting with different ways to encourage students to take more credits. In California, for example, the Legislature's recently passed budget is offering one of the largest incentives seen across the country. The new program, known as the Student Success Completion Grant, enables qualified community college students to receive a grant of up to $4,000 a year if they take 15 units or more.
Other states, including Indiana and Nevada, are using financial incentives as part of their completion strategies.