STOCKTON – The U.S. Department of Education is giving a $1.4 million TRiO Student Support Services grant to help 200 first-generation, low-income or disabled students attend the University of the Pacific.
The grant will help fund the school’s Success program aimed at helping increase retention and graduation rates of eligible students. It also works to help students pursue advanced degrees.
Students in the Success Program have tend to be high achieving students. More than 90 percent make it to graduation and 97 percent maintain a C average or better. The overall GPA for students in the program is 3.04.
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