August 9, 2010

Gateway, UW-Parkside split $520,000 to aid students

Half a million dollars in federal funds have been awarded to Gateway and Parkside, their portion of more than $7 million in grants to help first generation, low-income and disabled Wisconsin students succeed in college.

The TRIO Student Support Services grants went to 22 state colleges and universities, according to Sens. Herb Kohl and Russ Feingold.

UW-Parkside received $300,038 and Gateway Technical College's three campuses will divide up $219,957.

The program aids students with tutoring and mentoring.  The Department of Education said the programs must provide academic tutoring; guidance in course selection; assistance with financial aid programs and scholarships; financial and economic literacy counseling; help with admission to graduate and professional programs; and enrollment assistance for students transitioning from two-­year institutions to four­-year programs.

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