C2C and COVID-19

C2C is committed to providing you with the support needed to complete your education. We understand that lingering effects of the pandemic present challenges, and we are here to help. We encourage you to visit our FAQ page to learn more about the ways we are working for you.

COMPLETE 2 COMPETE (C2C)

The C2C program has been relaunched at all Mississippi public colleges and universities with a renewed focus on providing assistance to students most in need.* The program's mission remains unchanged—increasing the number of Mississippi adults with credentials of value.

To accomplish our mission we will continue striving to remove barriers that keep adult learners who have earned college credits—but not a degree*—from returning and completing their degree.  

The C2C program provides one-on-one support from application through graduation. Dedicated coaches are on staff at each of Mississippi’s eight public universities, 15 public community colleges, and the medical center.

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WHAT’S NEW?

In September 2021, the C2C program received $1.3 million from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to fund Mississippi’s Complete 2 Compete (C2C) Tuition Assistance Grant through 2022. This adds to the funding received from the Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS).

Thanks to these combined awards the C2C Grant will now be able to support even more qualifying Mississippians in returning to complete their college degree. C2C can now award grants to applicants with greater household incomes. Additionally, grant awards can now be used to help qualifying students pay prior college debt owed to participating institutions.

To be considered for the C2C Grant, C2C program participants must submit a C2C Grant Application along with required documentation to C2C@mississippi.edu. All applications are processed on a first-come, first-served, basis and awards are based on funding availability at the time of applying.

Note: C2C Grant funds are disturbed to eligible applicants on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to funding availability. 

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HOW C2C WORKS

C2C Roadmap

YOUR C2C COACH

Your personal coach will find your fastest pathway to a degree by maximizing your earned credits and matching you to the right institution. They'll provide a roadmap and ongoing support to help you stay on track.

C2C Coach with prospective student

Dr. Carlos Wilson, JSU C2C Coach, speaks with a prospective C2C participant.

C2C Coach with prospective student

Your C2C Coach is your go-to resource for everything you need to know.

INFORMATION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

University Studies Degree

A solution for returning students, the University Studies Degree can make the path to a college degree simpler and faster.
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C2C
Grant

The C2C Grant is for MS adult learners who qualify for the C2C program. The grant is renewable for each qualifying semester.
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C2C
Blog

The C2C Blog has tips on how to succeed as a returning student, as well as compelling personal stories of other C2C students.
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C2C
FAQs

The FAQs section has answers to questions about the program, the application process, cost, financial aid, degrees, etc.
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