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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 will...

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 counseling...

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 the...

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....

[caption id="attachment_6471" align="alignnone" width="300"] Kyla Burke, 10,000 Degrees College Access Fellow[/caption] 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,...

Sonoma Valley High School graduate and 10,000 Degrees almuna Denia Calenda recently received her bachelor’s degree from Sonoma State University in Applied Statistics with a concentration in the Actuarial Field. She is currently the Enrollment & Outreach Manager at the North Bay Children's Center. Denia...

[caption id="attachment_6468" align="alignleft" width="300"] Chris & Chuck Michaels[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6469" align="alignleft" width="300"] Mitch & Susan Cohen[/caption] We’re expecting another sold-out event of 550 guests when we gather for One Amazing Night, our annual fundraising gala, slated for Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Marin Civic Center. This...

[caption id="attachment_6471" align="alignleft" width="300"] Kyla Burke helping her students with college application[/caption] March 2, 2017, is an important deadline for students working with 10,000 Degrees, including three different opportunities to secure funding for college: the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the California Dream Act,...