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Saunders, Katherine M.; Williams, Krystal L.; Smith, Cheryl L. – Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute, UNCF, 2016
Student loans have become an increasingly important way for students and their families to pay for college, but for students at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), student loan debt is a substantial burden. Students who attend these institutions--many of whom are low-income and first-generation--must borrow at higher rates and,…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Student Financial Aid, Black Colleges, Debt (Financial)
Richards, David A. R. – Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute, UNCF, 2014
While research consistently shows the earning power of college degrees, those returns are best weighed against the cost of attending post-secondary institutions, historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) included. This study is an update of "Affordability of UNCF-Member Institutions" (2009), and compares the average costs at…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Tuition, Student Costs, Paying for College
Awokoya, Janet – Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute, UNCF, 2014
Each year, as the title of this report suggests, UNCF awards well over 10,000 scholarships, fellowships and internships under 400 programs. As UNCF receives no federal or state funds, these programs are supported by contributions from corporations, foundations, families and individuals-- investments in the futures of the students who receive the…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Scholarships, Internship Programs, Student Financial Aid