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Holy Family University awarded grant to assist former students in obtaining degrees


Holy Family University will partner with the Bucks County Workforce Development Board in support of a $1.3 million Aim & Attain Near Completer Grant that will benefit former Holy Family University and other Pennsylvania undergraduate students who were near degree completion, but withdrew from the University prior to obtaining their diplomas or certificates.

The grant was secured through the Bucks County Department of Workforce and Economic Development (WED). The monies were awarded from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I).

The program goal is for eligible students to earn credentials, obtain appropriate training, immediately enter the job market, and earn a living wage in high-priority occupations.

Eligibility requirements include Pennsylvania residency, prior enrollment in an accredited higher education institution, disengagement from school without earning a credential, and a grade point average of 2.0 or higher upon exit. Exit from college must have been June 1, 2021 or later. FAFSA completion may be required. Eligible students must be able to complete a degree or certification by June 30, 2024.

Among benefits offered by the Aim & Attain Near Completer Grant, and through supportive services provided by PA CareerLink Bucks County, Holy Family, and other college participants will benefit from:

Access to tuition assistance, mentorship, tutorial services, and technology resources; Connections with leaders of in-demand careers, including Business, Education, Healthcare, Information Technology, and more; Consultation with a dedicated Career Development Specialist; Access to highly trained staff members and varied resources to assist with job placement and employment.

For more information about Aim & Attain, Near Completer Grant or to obtain a list of eligibility criteria, contact PA CareerLink Bucks County at 267-580-3501, TTY relay dial 711, or email

Students interested in reenrolling at Holy Family University are encouraged to contact the University Admissions Department at 215-637-3050 or

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