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
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
One way to make sure you kids and family are taken care of is to make sure your own skills are up to date and in demand. So heading back to college can be a great way to make more money in the long run, and there are even a lot of programs out there to help you fathers pay for that education.… Continue reading
With the new year upon us, now’s the time to start preparing for your 2011-2012 financial aid. If you know you’ll need to find financial aid, take the time to consider all of your options, and make finding free money (grants and scholarships) your top priority.… Continue reading
Yes, it’s true that scholarships labeled “prestigious” usually have lengthy applications, require special projects, and are certainly more competitive than most. But if you’re eligible for one of these scholarships, it definitely can’t hurt to apply.
After all, someone has to win.… Continue reading
For students going straight to college after high school, the path toward getting in and paying for school is well defined: take your tests, write your essays, fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and apply for scholarships.… Continue reading