Degrees When Due, led by the Institute for Higher Education Policy, is a national three-year initiative to help states and postsecondary institutions close attainment gaps and improve degree completion, especially for students with some college, but no degree. Participating institutions in eight states will join the inaugural Degrees When Due, cohort and learn how to implement strategies aimed at identifying degree-eligible students and successfully reengaging stopped-out students. Each year, almost one in five students enrolled in a postsecondary program falls short of earning a degree or credential, and nearly 4 million students nationwide have completed at least two years of college credits, but have yet to earn an associate degree. Within one year, campuses in the first Degrees When Due cohort will be equipped to award new associate degrees to as many as 30,000 students. As new cohorts of campuses and postsecondary systems optimize policies to identify and support returning students, the initiative will result in as many as 500,000 new graduates.