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Securing Cash for College

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 the California Dream Act, if applicable.*

This year, according to the latest data, we’re happy to report that our dedicated and extremely hard-working program staff helped 1,881 students complete their scholarship applications, including 1,558 for FAFSA and 285 for the California Dream Act. In Marin County, both new and renewal applications were up, while in Sonoma County both new and renewal applications were down slightly.

At the same time, applications for the 10,000 Degrees college access programs from 19 high schools in Marin and Sonoma counties continue to grow! More and more students from low-income backgrounds in the North Bay are pursuing their dreams of earning college degrees!

*For more information about FAFSA and the California Dream Act, click here.