August 14, 2012 |
Temple University will kick off a $100 million fund-raising campaign in the fall specifically targeted at financial aid, as it continues a concerted effort to roll back the cost of education. Famous Temple alum Bill Cosby has filmed several videos the university will use to urge its 275,000 alumni and others to donate and help a new generation of students attend school at an affordable cost. It's the largest campaign specifically for financial aid ever undertaken by the 39,000-student university, whose main campus is in the heart of North Philadelphia and whose mission includes serving students from the region.
July 1, 1998 |
The list of grant programs designed to get more low-income youth from Philadelphia into college continues to grow. State Sen. Vincent Hughes yesterday unveiled a plan to offer 27 $1,000 annual scholarships to Philadelphia students accepted to any of the state system's 14 colleges or universities. Hughes said that he had lined up several corporate sponsors to finance the grant program but that the bulk of the money would be raised through an annual golf outing named after the senator's father.
September 18, 1988 |
The Gloucester County Vocational-Technical School has received certification that could enable students in post-secondary classes to receive federal grants and financial aid. The students currently do not qualify for federal funds. The vocational school, which has about 30 programs in post-secondary education, received its certification earlier this month from the state Department of Education for a five-year period. It is expected to receive word from the federal Office of Education about its certification in the next few weeks.
January 27, 1998 |
So your child is eyeing Princeton University as a place to attend college, and you're trying to figure how to handle the $33,040 annual bill at dear old Nassau. As with so much else these days, the answer may lie on the Internet. School officials demonstrated a new Internet-based application yesterday that will allow a potential Princeton family to calculate its out-of-pocket costs. The user must fill out a scaled-down version of the standard financial aid form, answering 20 questions instead of the usual 100 or more.
December 13, 2007 |
Swarthmore College will replace all student loans with scholarships in financial aid awards beginning next fall, the dean of admissions said yesterday. Swarthmore's move will put the elite liberal arts college in Delaware County in a league with Harvard University, Princeton and a handful of other colleges and universities that also have replaced loans with grants for all students who qualify for financial aid. Other colleges and universities in the area, including the University of Pennsylvania, are considering similar changes.
January 18, 1993 |
Twenty-five years after the death of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., blacks and Hispanics remain "far underrepresented" in higher education in most states, according to the American Council on Education. Rapid tuition increases, uncertainty about financial aid and cutbacks in state budgets are among the factors hampering minority enrollments, the council warned in a report to be released today in Washington. "Access by minorities to higher education is in peril," said Robert H. Atwell, council president.
October 3, 1997 |
The borough-based Religious Committee for Community Justice will sponsor a workshop on what it takes to be a homeowner and what's available to help a renter become one. The workshop, the second in a series, will show how to get financial aid. It is scheduled for 10 a.m. Oct. 11 at the United Methodist Church, 800 Haws Ave. The first workshop, held in August, drew about a dozen people, organizers said. Mildred Lana Shells, Religious Committee housing coordinator, said the workshop would focus on questions such as "What steps do you need to take to get your credit cleared?"
August 27, 1996 |
Selected high school students in the Kennett Consolidated School District and the Coatesville Area School District will soon reap the benefits of a mentoring program recently established to assist the students in obtaining a college education. The program, called Chester County Futures, is modeled after the Sponsor-a-Scholar program of Philadelphia Futures, which gives personal and financial aid to qualified students. Lynn Pike Hartman, executive director of Chester County Futures, said that 25 ninth-grade students - split between the two districts - will be identified by the end of August.
May 2, 1991 |
All over South Jersey, high school seniors are opening college financial aid letters and suddenly realizing they don't have enough money to go. But for others, this is a season of rising expectations. There are learning there are colleges out there with money to burn. Especially if you're poor. It helps if you're smart. And it doesn't hurt to be a minority. Chanda Brown is all three. Tied for the number-one ranking at Highland Regional High School in Blackwood, Brown lives with her mother, who earns $18,000 per year.
November 23, 2003 |
For distressed towns, there may be a light at the end of Main Street: a new, potentially powerful constituency of policymakers, land conservationists and developers, gathering under the banner of revitalization. Smart-growth advocacy groups such as 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania and New Jersey Future are promoting the revival of distressed municipalities - even over open-space preservation - as the most effective antidote to sprawl. "You can't buy all the land you'd want [in order]