PBS NewsHour

Unique college program helps poor students make the grade

Clip: 06/28/2016 | 6m 24s

For Georgia State’s Tyler Mulvenna, a $900 grant from an innovative retention program let him live on campus, work less and do what he came to do: study. The school, worried about abysmal graduation rates for poor students found, a full course load, commuting and holding a job was just too much for many. The NewsHour's April Brown takes a look at the program praised by President Barack Obama.

Aired: 06/28/16

Rating: NR

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