Supporting Students Through Emergency Aid

For students heading to college for the first time, there’s excitement for new opportunities to come. And for those returning to classes, there’s motivation to push forward to graduation. But for millions of students whose studies are hampered or interrupted for financial reasons, there’s an important role for all us to play to keep them […]

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 […]

Parents, Help Your Student Get Ready for Standardized Tests

Update, May 2016: The next deadlines to register for 2016 exams are May 11 (SAT) and May 6 (ACT). And, since The College Board rolled out a new SAT two months ago, be sure to get the most up-to-date resources and pricing at the links below. Finally, ACT and Kaplan announced a live teaching prep […]

From Student to Shark Tank: How Scholarships Made a Difference for Shaan

At Scholarship America, we’re committed to helping students start and finish their postsecondary education. Programs like theScholarship America Dream Award provide impactful, renewable awards that keep students on track to complete their degrees. And our national Dollars for Scholars network brings together more than 500 affiliates that support local students through hometown awards, financial aid […]

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, […]

Five Financial Literacy Month Tools for College Students

April is Financial Literacy Month — but, for college students and families on tight budgets, learning how to manage money is really a year-round priority. This month, if you’re a student, a parent or an advisor, we urge you to take some time out of your springtime schedule and get educated on budgeting, credit and […]

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 […]

Local Affiliates Get a Big Boost through Renewable Awards, Matching Grant Program

When you have an ambitious goal, it’s vital to have a mentor or support network to turn to for assistance and advice. That’s why, three years ago, Scholarship America created the Dollars for Scholars Matching Grant Program – an initiative to help Dollars for Scholars affiliates offer more renewable scholarships. By providing matching (challenge) grants, […]

The FAFSA is Just the Beginning: Tips on the SAR and Unmet Need

Update, March 2016: If you or a family member are attending college in 2016-17, take a few minutes to review what you can expect after your FAFSA is filed. Planning ahead for 2017-18? Don’t forget that your FAFSA will be available this October instead of next January! It’s prime time for FAFSA completion, and that […]