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In his role as a student intern with Marin County Supervisor Katie Rice, 17-year-old Noah Marty, a Drake High School senior, is all about getting things done to make a difference in people’s lives. Since early October, he has served at the heart of local…

While the promise of free college is an intriguing idea, advocates should learn from the experience of a millionaire New York businessman. In 1981, Eugene Lang promised a sixth-grade class he would pay for their college education if they successfully graduated from high school. This…

Thank you for raising over $700,000 to help ILLUMINATE A BRIGHTER FUTURE for 10,000 Degrees students! We deeply appreciate our incredible guests, donors, and sponsors, whose generous contributions will help even more North Bay students from low-income backgrounds get to and through college. Your investment in 10,000…

In California, state and institutional financial aid programs are among the most generous in the nation, helping students pay for tuition at all three public systems. The real affordability challenge, however, for California’s public college students is paying for non-tuition costs including room and board,…

New York just became the first state in the nation to make tuition free for middle class students at both two- and four-year public colleges. Starting this fall, undergraduate students who attend a State University of New York or City University of New York school…

Here’s a great way to directly help our students succeed at college! At this year’s annual fundraising gala, One Amazing Night, slated for Saturday, April 29, you can donate specifically toward some of our program initiatives. For example, $500 covers the cost of one-on-one financial…

The keynote speaker at this year’s One Amazing Night gala, Mario Ernesto Lopez credits 10,000 Degrees with helping him get to and through college: “It was the continuing encouragement and belief that I could, and would, achieve my educational goals and dreams.” After starting at…

As noted in last month’s Momentum newsletter, March 2, 2017, was an important financial aid deadline. 10,000 Degrees students had the opportunity to secure college funding by completing the 10,000 Degrees Scholarship application in conjunction with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and…

California State University just approved the first tuition increase in six years for its 23 campuses, drawing opposition from students who say they’re already struggling. The board of trustees voted 11-8, approving a proposal to increase undergraduate tuition by $270 for the 2017-18 school year….

Did you know that student loan debt in America is increasing at a rate of $2,667 per second?! New data reveals that student loan balances soared to more than $1.3 trillion as of Dec. 31, 2016, making up 10% of our national debt crunch!