Here’s What Organizations Are Doing to Tackle Student Loan Debt

While the United States’ economy has shown encouraging signs of recovery in recent years, one issue continues to get worse: the student loan debt crisis. At more than $1.2 trillion, national student loan debt has surpassed credit card debt, and is second only to mortgages as Americans’ largest source of consumer debt. Soaring college costs […]

Early FAFSA and “Prior-Prior Year”: Here’s What Families Need To Know

If you or someone in your household are preparing for college, you’ve probably heard that there are major changes coming to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in 2017-18. Those changes — which are referred to by the terms “early FAFSA” and “prior-prior year” — will significantly alter the schedule for filling out […]

Completion Matters: Creating Scholarship Programs With Real Impact

When you think of “scholarships,” chances are you’re thinking about a beaming high-school student, shaking hands with the president of the local Rotary Club at a celebratory lunch, and taking home a $1,000 check for her freshman year. Or maybe you think of an awards night — the local high school’s best and brightest, convened […]

President Obama Names Scholarship America’s Lauren Segal To College Promise Advisory Board

The College Promise Advisory Board is an independent advisory commission, convened to further efforts to make two years of community college free. In an address today at Macomb Junior College in Warren, Michigan, President Obama announced the independent creation of the College Promise Advisory Board. Scholarship America President & CEO Lauren Segal will serve on […]

Scholarship America Joins Prior-Prior Year Coalition; Urges FAFSA Reform

Today, Scholarship America joined a diverse coalition of education organizations to encourage the use of existing tax data (“prior-prior year data”) as a way of allowing families to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in an easier, more timely way. From the organization’s letter to President Obama: “The undersigned organizations representing students, […]

Scholarship America’s Max Espinoza Joins Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Advisory Council

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is proud to announce that Max Espinoza of Scholarship America has joined its 2015-2016 Advisory Council. The Council represents national leadership from a variety of sectors, including government, corporate America, unions, academia, and foundations. CHCI’s Advisory Council members serve as ambassadors for the organization and give their time and […]