Sources: 2011 Pell Institute Fact Sheet*; Postsecondary Education Opportunity, Mortenson, 2010
A high-touch, individualized college counseling & financial aid advising program for our students begins early in high school and follows them through college graduation.
Our alumni return to work with 10,000 Degrees® in postgraduate fellowships, volunteer positions, and as full-time staff. Their experiences raise hopes and lend credibility within their communities in ways that outsiders cannot.
We award $2.8 million in scholarships annually to low-income, first generation students who would never otherwise be able to consider going to college. We also help them find additional non-loan aid from a variety of sources.
Awarded by 10,000 Degrees®
Total free financial aid found/awarded to 10,000 Degrees® students
Average package of non-loan aid per 10,000 Degrees® student
That reduces the amount our students need to borrow. Despite being from the lowest income bracket, here’s how their average loans per year stack up: