A college education represents a major investment of time and money – a powerful investment in your future. The basic costs every student faces can be broken into two categories: direct and indirect costs. Direct costs are comprised of your tuition, student fees and books.… Continue reading
Although more Americans are getting help from scholarships and tax breaks, the net cost of college is eating up a higher share of the typical family’s income in 2011, according to a report released Wednesday.
The sticker price of studying and living on campus at the average public university rose 5.4% for in-state students, or about $1,100, to $21,447 this fall, the College Board estimated.… Continue reading
Up until the past decade or so, men were earning college degrees at a higher number than their female counterparts. And aside from athletic awards, scholarships specifically for men were not very common.
But a 2010 report by the American Council on Education shows that males account for only 43 percent of students enrolled in postsecondary education.… Continue reading
Scores of students, teachers and other advocates for illegal immigrants are launching rallies, phone drives, petition campaigns and other actions this week for what they see as their best hope to win access to public financial aid for undocumented college students.… Continue reading
The Brazilian government announced this year that it plans to give 75,000 scholarships for local students to study abroad by 2014.
But when officials tell students how and where they might apply, some can’t quite get their heads around it.
“I can feel that they are thinking, This can’t be for me, it has to be for someone else, maybe for those with Ph.D.’s or more advanced degrees,” said Thais Pires, head of Alumni Advising-Education USA.… Continue reading
At Scholarship America, we hear time and again from students who receive scholarships through our programs that they benefit from both the financial assistance and the knowledge that their community believes in them enough to subsidize their education. Some students have shared that earning a scholarship was the catalyst for going to college, and to persisting in their studies to earn their degree.… Continue reading
Peter Thiel, the PayPal co-founder and one of the first investors in Facebook, is proposing a controversial path toward more rapid innovation. Today his Thiel Foundation announced that it was giving 24 people under 20 $100,000 fellowships to drop out of school for two years to start a their own companies.… Continue reading
Private colleges spent an amount equivalent to about 37 percent of all of their tuition and fee revenue on scholarships for students in the fall of 2010, an all-time high, according to an annual “tuition discounting” survey. The estimated tuition-discount rate for first-time freshmen—42.4 percent—was also a record high, according to a report on the survey by the National Association of College and University Business Officers.… Continue reading
Many students believe that scholarships aren’t open to students already enrolled in college, but that’s actually a misconception. In fact, there are many scholarships available to current college students. If you’ve been forced to take out loans to pay for college, don’t pass up the opportunity to lessen your loan burden by researching and applying for scholarships out there for undergrads.… Continue reading