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Comeback Bearcat

Your Time Is Now!

It is time to finish what you started! We know that earning a college degree is key to increasing employment opportunities and earnings, as well as achieving personal fulfillment.

Comeback Bearcat

We recognize that many students who stop out of college encounter obstacles that make it difficult to return to school. Our dedicated staff members are here to help. We can remove issues related to re-enrollment and direct you towards the appropriate support services - including financial aid, academic support, advising, and so much more.

If you have already earned at least 30 hours of college credits, the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College welcomes you back to complete your degree! You may be eligible for a scholarship of up to $500 per semester and will be able to apply the credits you have earned towards finishing your college degree.

Student must meet ALL of the following requirements.

  • Students who were enrolled at any UC college but stopped out before earning an associate degree
  • Students who have less than 30 credit hours left to complete their associate degree, and who maintained a GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Students must file a FAFSA for the semester in which they intend to return (our school code is 003125)
  • Students must submit a readmissions application

The Comeback Bearcat program is offered in partnership with the Degrees When Due and Cradle to Career initiatives. Our goal is to recruit, retain, and graduate students in the Cincinnati area who have previously stopped out of the university before completing their undergraduate program.

For more information regarding the Comeback Bearcat program, please reach out to the UC Blue Ash Advising Center at ucbaadvising@uc.edu.

Spend Summer on Us!

If you are a former University of Cincinnati student who qualifies for our Comeback Bearcat program, we will cover your tuition for up to two classes at UC Blue Ash this summer.

We will also help you identify the courses you need to get back on track toward your degree. Please see details below regarding eligibility for the Comeback Bearcat program.

Virtual Information Sessions

Our Comeback Bearcat information sessions provide you with an overview of the program, available scholarships and the individual support we provide to help you navigate the readmission process and complete the courses you need to finish your degree.

  • Tuesday, April 16 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Frequently Asked Questions

Enrollment Services and the UC Blue Ash Advising Department will complete a thorough review of your qualifications. Please allow up to two weeks to ensure accuracy.

Once the review is complete you will be contacted by UC Blue Ash about your eligibility for the program and given next steps. Be sure to check your email and voicemail.

If you are qualified for the Comeback Bearcat program:

  • An Enrollment Services Specialist will call you to discuss your aid eligibility
  • You will meet with your academic advisor to sign an Academic Agreement
  • Enroll in at least one class
  • Limit coursework to only those required for graduation
  • Connect with your advisor at least twice each semester
  • Maintain a term grade point average of 2.0 or higher each semester with no incompletes
  • Meet all account balance requirements

Check Out Our Success!

Evan Waller

Evan Waller always knew he wanted to earn his college degree, but he had a hard time determining his career path. After changing majors and then stepping away from college, he found a career in banking and finance and knew getting his degree would be critical to his new role. The Comeback Bearcat program gave Evan an easy and affordable way to get back on course and finish his degree. He graduated with his associate degree in Business Management Technology.

Seth Harrison

When Seth Harrison left college four years ago to pursue work, he didn’t know how close he was to earning a degree. It turns out, he was just two classes short of earning his associate degree in Liberal Arts. The Comeback Bearcat program gave him an easy, affordable way to get back in the classroom, finish his degree, and advance his career prospects. “I have an established career in sales, so the degree will help boost my resume and my confidence in the future business world.”

Annette Ballinger poses with Bearcat statue outdoors

Annette Ballinger had been away from college for eight years, and worried that a return to the classroom would be too challenging to manage. But she was motivated to find a path to a more fulfilling career, and craved a sense of accomplishment that would come with completing her degree. The Comeback Bearcat program gave her an easy and affordable way to get back in the classroom, finish her degree, and advance her career prospects.