Cleveland State and Cuyahoga Community College have joined forces to make access to higher education a little easier this fall.

The program, "Degree Link" aims to provide higher education at a lower cost. It allows students to enroll in both colleges over four years, getting their associate and bachelor degrees during that time. CSU President Harlan Sands and Tri-C president Alex Johnson stopped by Donovan Live, Wednesday, to provide details on the program for the first time on television.

Students enrolled in the program will begin their journey at Tri-C and upon graduation will automatically be enrolled at CSU to obtain their bachelor's degree. 

The program hopes to lessen the cost and other boundaries that stop students from pursuing higher education.

"Degree Link" is especially tailored to help CMSD students; with both institutions partnering with the district's " Say Yes to Education" program. 

For more information, and details on upcoming information sessions, click here

You can also consult a CSU advisor, for more information about the program and the options available. Contact Adam Sikula, Manager of the CSU Transfer Center and Returning Students, at 216.687.5568, or at