Kentucky is making a push to re-enroll former college students who never finished their degree.
A state program called Project Graduate will hold a virtual college fair on September 30, allowing prospective students to speak with school advisors by text video chat. To participate, students must have earned at least 80 hours toward a bachelor’s degree or at least 30 hours toward an associate degree.
Governor Steve Beshear told WKU Public Radio that many students come close to completing their degree when life gets in the way.
"They've been perhaps to a community college or gotten some hours at a university, and for whatever reason, had to drop out and go into the workforce," commented Beshear. "We need to attract those people back in and in unique ways. They're working, have families, and a lot of obligations."
All of Kentucky’s public universities and community colleges will waive application fees for students who attend the online fair and register for clasess for next spring.
Students can log on to www.projectgraduate.org to register for the event.