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Keys to Success

They are  motivated, academic achievers, and they are  parents. Finding the right balance between a demanding degree program and a full range of real-life responsibilities is never easy, especially when those real-life responsibilities include raising a child or children. As a result, Dillard University with the Division of Student Success is introducing Keys to Success Single Parent Residential Program.


Keys to Success: is designed for academically qualified single men and women, ages 18 to 25, at the time of their enrollment, who are the parents of one or two children ages 9 months to 10 years old. Choosing from the university’s outstanding programs of study, young parents enjoy the opportunity to complete an undergraduate degree in an environment that supports their needs and the needs of their child or children. Program benefits include campus housing (fees apply) and the support services offered by the University.

Goals of the Program:

The primary goals of Keys to Success: Single Parent Residential Program is to provide the essential tools for students to:

  • Earn a baccalaureate degree from Dillard University; 
  • Successfully balance academic, work, and family obligations; 
  • Become economically self-sufficient in their chosen field of study; 
  • Be responsible and contributing members of the community; and 
  • Live and learn on campus with their children. 


Student Benefits

Through participation in the program, student-parents will:

  • Be eligible to graduate in four years; 
  • Live on campus year-round and attend classes during the academic year/summer; 
  • Participate in structured mentoring partnerships; 
  • Pursue internship opportunities related to their selected major; 
  • Acquire knowledge, skills, and information about opportunities for further education and employment; 
  • Actively attend academic, personal development, and life-enhancing workshops.


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