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President Obama Wants to Hold Colleges Accountable

The New York Times article, “Obama’s Plan Aims to Lower Cost of College,” outlines President Obama’s ambitious proposal to make colleges more accountable and affordable by rating them and ultimately linking those ratings to federally funded financial aid. The plan … Continue reading

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Lowest Cost Colleges for Out-of-State Students

Out of state tuition can be as much as 300 percent higher than in-state tuition at many public colleges and universities. The following listing of the ten public universities with the lowest out-of-state tuition rates was taken from U.S. News … Continue reading

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The Facts About Who Goes to College

The U.S. Department of Education provides information pertaining to the make up of U.S. undergraduate students (Profile of Undergraduate Students) in 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities. The report provides important insights into who the students are, grades they earn, … Continue reading

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How to Research Schools

Parents and students have the opportunity to become more informed than ever about their elementary, middle, high school, and college. The websites on this page allow parents and students to research school performance, test scores, demographics, graduation rates, national ranking, … Continue reading

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Peace Corps Opportunities

Peace Corps Overview The Peace Corps provides Volunteers to more than 70 countries requesting assistance in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico, South America, Europe, the Pacific Islands, and the Middle East. The Peace Corps is an independent U.S. government agency. Thousands of … Continue reading

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CLEP Exams

The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) helps you receive college credit for what you already know, for a fraction of the cost of a college course. Developed by the College Board, CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program, available at … Continue reading

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NAACP Scholarships

NAACP Scholarship Opportunities Each year the NAACP, through generous donations, is able to provide scholarships to outstanding students. It is the duty of our dedicated Scholarship Committee to determine the most outstanding individuals to receive these awards. The NAACP does … Continue reading

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United Negro College Fund Scholarships

UNCF Member Colleges Thirty-eight historically black colleges and universities belong to the UNCF network of member institutions. UNCF provides these colleges and universities with a range of support—operating resources, student scholarships and institutional improvement support—that enables them to keep their … Continue reading

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Posse Scholars

Our Foundation is a Nominating Organization Our foundation serves as a nominating organization for the Posse Atlanta Office. Partner colleges for the Posse Atlanta are: Bard College (Scholarship Award Valued at: $190,240) Brandeis University (Scholarship Award Valued at: $184,088) Boston … Continue reading

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Need-Based Financial Aid

Harvard University has a very generous need-based financial aid policy. According to the Harvard Office of Financial Aid website: “All of our financial aid is awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need—there are no academic, athletic or merit-based awards, … Continue reading

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