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Prepare for College, Resources

Community Based Organization Spotlight: 10,000 Degrees

0 Comments 20 January 2017

10,000 Degrees is a community-based organization dedicated to achieving educational equity. This organization, located in San Rafael, CA,  aims to support low-income students who demonstrate a need for access to higher education. Participants leave this program poised to impact their communities and the world. Every 10,000 Degrees participant comes from a low-income household. Ninety percent […]

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African American Students, Diversity, Federal Loans

Student Loan Debts at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

0 Comments 20 January 2017

People who attend historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) typically have larger amounts of student loan debt than those at traditional universities. Debt loads at HBCU’s tend to be larger because many students are low-income and/or first-generation. According to the United Negro College Fund’s report, FEWER RESOURCES, MORE DEBT: Loan Debt Burdens Students at Historically […]

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Money, Scholarships

Scholarships for Undocumented Students

0 Comments 18 January 2017

As most scholarships for U.S. colleges require proof of citizenship, undocumented students often have a challenging time finding scholarships. There are, however, organizations that are committed to providing financial assistance for undocumented students. The list below includes scholarships open to undocumented, international and immigrant students. January Microsoft Scholarship: This scholarship is for students pursuing a […]

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FAFSA, Money

Introducing the Streamlined FAFSA

0 Comments 16 January 2017

Multiple organizations understand that the FAFSA application process is complicated and may present barriers to college access for many students. For this reason, the National College Access Network (NCAN) has created the Streamlined FAFSA. The FAFSA is a free a universal form for students to fill out in order to apply for financial aid from […]

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Get to Know St. John’s College

0 Comments 13 January 2017

Great books and an intellectual community are at the heart of St. John’s College, founded in 1696. The college has the unique distinction of not requiring students to pick a specific major. Instead, students read books across all disciplines. By learning philosophy from Nietzsche, physics from Einstein and politics from Plato, St. John’s students receive […]

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