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Transfer Incentive Program

What is TIP?

TIP is a transfer incentive program offering grants up to $2,000 per semester for up to (5) semesters.  TIP is designed for incoming community college transfer students. Students must have earned their associate's degree by the deadline and have applied to one of the eligible majors listed below.  If awarded the grant, students must remain in one of the eligible majors, maintain full-time student status, and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA. 

What are the accepted majors?

  • Actuarial Science
  • Chemistry
  • Cloud Computing
  • Construction Management
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering at Laurel College Center*
  • Engineering Physics
  • English
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Finance
  • Fine Art
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Interior Design
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechatronics Engineering at Laurel College Center*
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Psychology at Laurel College Center
  • Screenwriting and Animation
  • Services and Supply Chain Management
  • Strategic Communication
  • Theater
  • Transportation Systems
  • Transportation Systems Engineering

*newly eligible programs, effective Fall 2023

How do I become eligible for TIP?

  1. Must be a community college transfer student who has earned an associate's degree (degree date must be displayed on the submitted transcript).
  2. Must Apply online and submit all required documents for an admission evaluation. 
  3. Complete the TIP form if you are eligible for TIP. 

Students meeting the program specifications will see the award displayed on their student account no later than the start of the semester.