The C2C Grant

College costs shouldn’t stop you from returning to FINISH your degree.

Discover the C2C Grant

The C2C Grant was created to remove the financial burden that can keep adults from returning and completing a college degree.  

  • The C2C Grant provides up to $1,000 per semester to qualifying C2C participants to assist in paying tuition and educational expenses.
  • The grant is renewable: the grant will remain available each term as long as the program is funded, and reapplying is even easier!
  • The grant does not need to be paid back.
  • It is easy to apply for the C2C Grant. The simple application is all online and can be completed on a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Contact your C2C Coach to start your grant application process.
  • The grant is only available to C2C program participants. If you are not yet part of C2C, you can learn more about the benefits and register for C2C.

We want everyone to have a chance to finish college and enjoy the opportunities that a degree provides.
Many C2C participants qualify for the grant, and as of April 2022, the program had awarded over $4.2 million.

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FAQs About the C2C Grant

No, the C2C Grant provides money that can be used toward tuition and educational expenses that does NOT need to be paid back.

The C2C Grant is only available to Mississippi residents who are attending a Mississippi public university or community college. Learn specific details on the Grant Details page under the “C2C Grant Eligibility and Qualifications” heading.

Only qualifying C2C participants can apply for the grant. If you are not yet a C2C student, please click here to register. C2C students should contact their C2C Coach for more information about applying for the grant.

No, students are responsible for settling any unpaid tuition and fees, restricting access to school transcripts necessary for re-enrollment or graduation as the grant can no longer be utilized to satisfy a past debt.

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A wealth of resources and support are available through the Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) for lower income individuals and families. This vital organization provides a wide range of public assistance programs and social services to improve the lives of Mississippians and help them become self-sufficient and engaged in improving their futures.

MDHS provides primary support for the Complete 2 Compete Program and serves as an invaluable resource to adults working to complete their degrees. Discover more about the services MDHS offers.  

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