New Report Calls For Greater Transparency In Financial Aid Practices

New Report Calls For Greater Transparency In Financial Aid Practices

"Making College Affordable" examines the numerous barriers preventing low-income students from enrolling and persisting in college. The report offers 11 best practices to institutions to help students pay for college and stay in school.

Working For a Bright Future: Cooke Scholar Lauren Pham

Working For a Bright Future: Cooke Scholar Lauren Pham

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Report Documents Troubling Statistics for Low-Income Students Applying to Nation’s Top Colleges

Report Documents Troubling Statistics for Low-Income Students Applying to Nation’s Top Colleges

America’s elite colleges and universities can increase the number of high-achieving, low-income students who attend by taking simple steps to reduce burdensome fees and improve transparency. Read our latest report on opening doors.

2017 Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence

2017 Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence

UNC-Chapel Hill receives the $1 million Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence, recognizing success in enrolling and supporting low-income students.

 
 
 

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Thursday, November 9, 2017
Colleges can dramatically increase the odds of success for students with financial need by changing their financial aid practices, according to a new report from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. The report, titled "Making College Affordable," examines the numerous barriers preventing low-income students from enrolling and persisting in college.
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Thursday, September 14, 2017
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today announced that it is accepting applications for its College Scholarship Program, the largest undergraduate scholarship in the nation, through November 14. Students selected as Cooke Scholars receive up to $40,000 per year for four years of study, as well as opportunities for internships, study abroad, and graduate school funding.
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Friday, September 1, 2017
Today the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announced the opening of the application period for its 2018 Good Neighbor Grant program, which offers grants from $10,000 to $35,000 to support education-focused nonprofits serving students with significant financial need in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, including Northern Virginia and Maryland.
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