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Project Stay

Application | Qualify | Resources

Application for Project Stay program

  • Application in PDF form (Printed copies are available in the Project Stay office).
  • To complete this application, you will need to reference your current year federal tax forms. If you are a dependent student by financial aid standards, you will also need to reference your parents' current year federal tax forms. Information from the federal tax forms is used to screen for financial eligibility.
  • Please bring copies of the pages on yours and your parents' tax forms that shows taxable income as soon as possible after submitting your application. If you are not sure what pages to copy, bring in the forms and we'll make copies of the pages we need.
  • A Project Stay staff member will call you for an interview once your application has been processed.
NOTE: Your application cannot be processed without the current year tax forms.


Qualify for Project Stay

To qualify for Project Stay, students must:

  1. be United States citizens or permanent residents
  2. have at least a 2.2 cumulative grade point average
  3. and meet one of following qualifications:
    • be a first-generation college student (neither parent has a bachelor's degree or higher)
    • meet an income guideline (Please contact the office for more information.)
    • be a student with a disability

Students must also be regularly attending classes, completing coursework, and seeking a degree. Students who have already earned a bachelor's degree are not eligible for Project Stay. Applications may be held if the student's enrollment and/or withdrawal history suggests the student cannot graduate in six years.

If you have any questions about any of these qualifications, please contact the Project Stay office.


Resources for Project Stay

Once students enter Project Stay, they are assigned an advisor who will work with students to create an Individual Development Plan especially for them.

Project Stay staff will also hold several workshops each year to address issues such as applying for graduate school, finding scholarships, test anxiety, time and stress management.

Other topics will be addressed as needs arise.

Students in Project Stay can benefit from a wide variety of resources including:

  • One-on-one academic advising
  • Priority enrollment (for freshmen and sophomores)
  • Career exploration opportunities
  • Personal counseling, mentoring, and support groups
  • Tutoring and study groups
  • Assistance with completing annual federal financial aid forms and finding other forms of financial aid
  • Trips to area cultural sites and graduate schools
  • And more!