Momentum Blog

Okay, first the bad news… Just in time for the 2019-20 application period for FAFSA (free application for federal student aid), the National College Access Network (NCAN) has released some compelling data: for the third year in a row, students living in more impoverished school…

“Super” Support for Marin Students In partnership with Marin Promise, 10,000 Degrees hosted a meeting of all Marin County high school superintendents to discuss advancing a policy to match high school graduation requirements with CSU entrance requirements (commonly referred to as “A through G” requirements)….

What exactly is “Summer Bridge” at College of Marin? It’s an exciting and successful partnership between COM and 10,000 Degrees that helps students transition from high school to college. This year, 125 students participated in this vital three-week program geared specifically to support Math, English,…

The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) applauds Governor Jerry Brown for signing legislation that will ensure that high school students throughout California receive critical information about how to obtain financial aid to afford a college education. The California Student Aid Commission co-sponsored Assembly Member Eloise…

Largest-Ever Incoming Fellows Class! As 10,000 Degrees continues to expand our programming to support even more students from low-income backgrounds throughout the Bay Area, we recently hired 10 new Fellows – our largest incoming class to date! Further proof our model is both successful and…

Today is the opening day of the 10,000 Degrees 2018 Summer Intensive hosted at beautiful Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California. Experience life as an actual college student on campus… New 10,000 Degrees Institute students participate in this immersive experience simulating what college is really…

Community college has long been recognized as a cost-efficient ramp into a bachelor’s degree program. Unfortunately, many of the most prepared community college students don’t make it beyond their two-year institutions. According to a recent report (“The Talent Blind Spot”) issued by the Aspen Institute…

According to a recent article in the Washington Post, more relevant data concerning Pell Grants could help more students from low-income backgrounds graduate from college. In September 2015, the Education Trust released The Pell Partnership, a project that collected, shared and analyzed graduation rates for…

According to Bill DeBaun, the Director of Data and Evaluation for the National College Access Network (NCAN), low- and middle-income students and families “wring their hands” over college tuition bills and worry whether they can afford this investment in their futures. As captured in a…