Report Shows Increases in Tuition and Federal Aid

Report Shows Increases in Tuition and Federal Aid

  • public four-year colleges and universities raised in-state tuition and fees an average of 8% during the 2010-2011 school year. However, students are receiving record increases in federal grant aid to compensate.
  • public four-year colleges and universities have increased at an average annual rate of 6% beyond inflation over the past 10 years, compared to 3% at public two-year colleges and 3% at private nonprofit four-year institutions.
  • largest increase in Pell Grant history led to $28.2 billion in grant aid for 7.7 million students during the 2009-2010 school year, which is an increase of almost $10 billion from the previous year.

3rd Annual High School Leadership Event – Gates Millenium Scholars

Gates Millenium Scholars, Male Initiative – Bridge Builders Forum Event for African American, Asian/Pacific Islander and Latino students and parents.

Date:  Sat., Nov. 13, 2010 at California State University East Bay

time:  Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.; workshops and sessions from 9:30 to 2:00 p.m.

Pre-register online at

Event Highlights:

  • Empowering workshops for Students and Parents
  • Scholarship Information and tips for applying
  • College Information and Resources
  • Financial Aid and Admissions Information
  • Free and open to the public
  • continental breakfast and lunch provided

Scholarship : California State University Long Beach – Presidents Scholars Program

To ensure that seniors are eligible to apply to the President’s Scholars Program, please apply to the university at as early as possible before the application deadline of Nov. 30.

The President’s Scholars Program application deadline is Monday, January 3, 2011. The online President’s Scholars Program application is available at

For detailed program information, click here.


Community College Transfer Rates

The California Postsecondary Education Commission  has just updated the full-year community college to UC/CSU transfer numbers on their website. This information will be most helpful to students who are intending to transfer from a community college to a 4 year CA public institution.  (Transfer Pathways, Link#1).  For those students wishing to know (in general) how many total students transferred from a particular Community College to any UC or CSU, check out Link #2.

Link #1:  Transfer Pathways – Individual Community College Transfer Numbers to UC or CSU

Link #2:  TOTAL transfers to UCs and CSUs from each Community College

2011 Summer Science Internship Program – Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 2011 Summer Science Internship Program.  This internship places advanced high school and college students in leading Rheumatology/Immunology laboratories at Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco. Go to this website to download the overview and application and obtain more information:  The deadline is Friday, February 25, 2011.


The Berkeley Admissions Student Ambassadors are hosting an event for prospective UC Berkeley students.  A Student Panel will speak about their first year experiences on Sunday, November 21st, 2010 from 11:30—2:30pm in Room 180 Barrows Building at UC Berkeley. (There will be signs leading people to the building.) Prospective students will have an opportunity to ask last-minute application questions and receive a peer review of their essays.

Young Women’s Leadership Summit!

A Free Event for 11th Grade Women Students – December 4th, 2010, 9:30-2:45 p.m., Marriott Hotel, Walnut Creek.  Do you have what it takes to be leader?  Hear how local women business and community leaders have used their leadership skills to create exciting careers and lives, learn what “real world” skills are most important to succeed.  Leave inspired with new friends and mentors!  Register Early as space is limited to 50 young women!  Register by email to  Include name, name of school and hometown.  Light breakfast and lunch provided.  Questions? Contact Louise at 925-942-3385.

Scholarship : Seniors – do you have a Cooperative College on your application list

If so, check out the National Co-op Scholarship Program site for info and an application at and put yourself in the running for one of the 155 merit scholarships ($4 Million!) provided annually to students admitted to these great campuses that utilize a work-integrated education model into their curriculum. Want to find out more about Cooperative Colleges? Check out the new “Best of Co-Op” Guidebook!