The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act: How Will Tax Reform Impact Education?

The sweeping tax-related legislation passed at the close of 2017 will have far-reaching impacts throughout the American economy—including in the higher education sector. Now that the dust is starting to settle, here’s our look at what students, families, institutions and education supporters can expect in the near future.

URGENT: Urge Congress To Find a DACA Solution

Ending the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program will profoundly affect nearly 800,000 students nationwide. Unless Congress takes action, there will no longer be any federal protection for Dreamers.  Finding a permanent solution for those students is critical to their success and ability to contribute to our country.  Scholarship America, along with virtually all […]

Scholarship America Signs Onto Nationwide Student Aid Support Letter

576 organizations representing students, educators, advocates, consumers, institutions, and employers submit letter to Congress urging protection of student aid Scholarship America, the nation’s largest private education support organization, has joined 575 other signatories in urging Congress to “protect the federal student loan program and strengthen Pell Grants, which are the nation’s most important investment in higher education.” […]

Financial Aid Outside The Box

Here at the peak of summer, it’s hard to imagine that there’s only a couple of months before students return to school. But the new academic year is creeping up — and, when it starts, the students heading to college campuses will look a little different. Following the trends of the last decade, more of […]

Education Leaders, Supporters Help Turn Dreams Into Degrees

May represents an exciting month for students across the country. Years of exams and coursework culminate in celebration, as millions of new high school and college graduates don their caps and gowns. It’s an inspiring moment—not only for students, but for the family, friends, faculty, staff and mentors who helped them achieve the diploma, certificate […]

How Student Loan Repayment Benefits Everyone

For the last decade, the ongoing crisis in student loan debt has loomed over every aspect of higher education, from choice and enrollment to post-graduate payback. At times, the trillion-dollar mountain of debt has seemed insurmountable. But today, with increased commitment from both the public and private sectors, new strategies are emerging to take on […]

The Changing Landscape of Scholarships and Financial Aid

In the last two decades, the world of higher education has undergone massive changes: more and more students are taking “nontraditional” paths to college, either by taking time off after high school or returning to college as adults. Student and family costs have skyrocketed, as tuition has outpaced inflation and state aid to higher education […]

Working Toward A (College) Grad Nation

Today marks the release of the 2016 Building A Grad Nation report— an annual look at American high schools’ progress toward the ambitious goal of a 90 percent on-time graduation rate. Written by Civic Enterprises and the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University, and released in partnership with America’s Promise Alliance and the Alliance for […]

Supported By Scholarship America, Bill to Provide Emergency Aid to California Community College Students Passes First Committee

Assemblymember David Chiu’s AB 2822 helps ensure community college students complete their course of study despite unexpected financial emergencies. Sacramento, CA – The Assembly Higher Education Committee voted to pass Assemblymember David Chiu’s Assembly Bill 2822, which would help ensure that California community college students pursue their educational goals despite unforeseen financial emergencies by providing […]

Celebrate College Signing Day 2016 On April 26

For those who follow college sports, “signing day” is a longtime tradition and source of excitement. On that day, highly regarded athletic recruits across the nation officially announce where they’ll attend school and play football, basketball or their sport of choice. But choosing a college isn’t only exciting if you’re an athlete. For every student, […]