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A new study from the National Center for Education Statistics suggests that high school students and their parents do not have a clear idea of what tuition costs are to enroll in a public four-year institution in their home state. One of the major challenges…

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The inaugural San Francisco Changemakers Dinner was an inspiring event! What a wonderful opportunity to connect with Meritus and 10,000 Degrees friends and partners past, current ,and future. Nearly 200 donors, supporters, and students were on hand at the San Francisco War Memorial’s Green Room…

Financial Aid Push in Full Swing! 10,000 Degrees student support staff have been eagerly preparing for the start of the college financial aid season, which opened on October 1, 2018. Right now, 10,000 Degrees students throughout the North Bay are busy making sure they successfully…

It seems today’s students are borrowing more in loans, while most colleges and universities are raising tuition and fees. For the most part, that’s all too true. According to U.S. News College Compass, featuring data compiled by U.S. News & World Report, college graduates from…

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…