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Gateway Technical College has extended the deadline of its Promise 2 Finish program application until Nov. 1 and will hold several more online workshops for those interested in enrolling.

The program provides adults who have earned 12 or more college credits and have been out of college for at least two years the opportunity to finish their degree tuition-free.

Potential students must be at least age 23 or older by Jan. 1, 2020.

For more information on the Promise 2 Finish program or to register for a virtual workshop, click here:

Reservations can also be made by calling (800) 247-7122.

Virtual workshops will be held:

  • Sept. 22 – 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Sept. 28 – 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 7 – 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 13 – 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 20 – 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Participation in a workshop is not required to enroll in the program – but Gateway staff will be on hand to help participants learn about the requirements of the program and give them an opportunity to complete a free admission and financial aid application

Acceptance will be granted to the first 110 students who meet all of the eligibility requirements. To be eligible, students must:

  • have earned at least 12 college credits with a cumulative 2.0 or higher GPA.
  • have been out of college for at least two years (attended prior to January 1, 2019), but have not earned an associate or bachelor’s degree (technical diploma or certificate is acceptable)
  • be a U.S. citizen or a national or permanent resident of the United States.
  • live in the Gateway Technical College district
  • complete a Gateway application for admission and be admitted to an eligible academic program by Nov. 1, 2020.
  • submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and receive a financial aid award letter by Nov. 1, 2020. Use code 005389 for Gateway.
  • select an academic program that meets federal and state financial aid eligibility requirements.

have an annual family earned income of $50,000 or less based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


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