In order to participate in RISE, a student must:
- Be a First-Generation College Student (neither parent nor guardian has completed a bachelor’s degree within the United States), as defined by the most recent Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Be a first-time in college freshman
- Be Pell-Eligible
- Complete the RISE program milestones within the academic year to maintain eligibility*
If you are unsure about your First-Generation or Pell-Eligibility status, please check with your assigned financial aid advisor via your Student Success Network.
*Note: Students who do not complete the program milestones will have a financial hold placed on their account and may be held liable for the repayment of the stipend.