Monday, October 04, 2004

College costs and loans

This weekend the new grad students at the Univ. of Pittsburgh who are seeking their Au.D. (professional doctorate) got their "white coats." Many friends and family came to town to celebrate. All were impressed on many different levels.
Bowyer points out the trend with finances today

College Tuition InsightsSince George W. Bush took office, student loan rates have plummeted from 8.19 percent to 3.37 percent, an amazing 59 percent drop."

Pittsburgh Foundation scholarship opportuities are under utilized. Available funds have not been accessed as fully by Pittsburgh Public Schools' students as the foundation would like. Applications have gone directly to the schools' Guidance Office for several years without much success. I can probably count on one hand the number of applications we've received from a City school over the years, wrote Deborah Turner, Scholarship Coordinator, The Pittsburgh Foundation.

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