Rhode Island Monthly Higher Learning 2016 : Page 13

ST. ANDREW’S SCHOOL RI MONTHLY MAGAZINE AD Contact: Debra Page-Trim, Director of Communications university in another New England state handles outside scholarships. 3026 at P:401-246-1230, a significant discount EXT. if they are By far the most accessible source of E: dtrim@standrews-ri.org pursuing a major not offered in their private scholarships may be your home state. There are no income requirements to participate in the TO RUN: program, but students should designate Half Page vertical, the NEBHE RSP option on 3.2” their wide x Ad -February 2016 application. If they are accepted under an approved major at participating institutions, they will receive the tuition break. Students who are already enrolled at a participating institution and who designate an appropriate major after matriculating may also be eligible. Rhode Islanders can choose from dozens of options including architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, hospitality management at the University of New Hampshire, Russian or Latin at the University of Vermont, marine sciences at the University of Connecticut, sustainable agriculture at the University of Maine or animation at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. The average RSP undergrad saved $7,000 last year. church, synagogue or a local civic organization, like the Rotary Club or Freemasons. Over the last twelve years, 9.4” deep Rotary Club has given out the Bristol more than $30,000 in scholarships to Mt. Hope High School students. Students graduating from Catholic high schools should ask Catholic colleges about automatic discounts based on having attended a Catholic high school or belonging to a parish. Low Sticker Price oPtionS Private SchoLarShiPS Private scholarships are less plentiful and harder to obtain than some sources lead you to believe. The first challenge is finding the programs that apply to you. For scholarships specific to Rhode Island residents, the largest source of money comes from the Rhode Island Foundation, which administers more than 100 college scholarship funds. Although some are specific to a particular town, high school or ethnici-ty, others are broad in nature. For instance, the Sgt. Cornel Young Jr. Scholarship is for students who have overcome an obstacle in life, and the Patty and Melvin Alperin First Genera-tion Scholarship targets students whose parents did not attend college. For other scholarships that are available nationally, Fastweb (fastweb. com) and Cappex (cappex.com) are great resources. Keep in mind that most scholarship applications require an essay and documentation of your grades, test scores or need. Once you have gotten the money, you must report it to the college where you will matriculate. In some cases, your financial aid package may be reduced. Check Road with the Barrington, financial aid RI 63 Federal office at your college to see how it Often, Rhode Island students tend to focus on colleges in the Northeast where sticker prices are high. If you are willing to think outside the region and venture a little farther away, you can find some affordable top notch colleges. At about $32,000 a year (total cost) for out-of-state students, the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis offers a world class education and abundant resources. If a warmer climate entices you, there are a plethora of low-cost options at public universities in the south. From James Madison in Virginia to the University of Kentucky, good buys abound in the $30,000 to $35,000 range for out-of-state students. For those students willing to go north of the border, Canadian universities are a true bargain. McGill can cost you as little as $28,000 a year for tuition, room and board. Closer to home, the State University of New York (SUNY) system offers several low price options. At Binghamton or Stony Brook, the shining stars of the SUNY group, your total costs per year average about $36,000 as an out-of-state student, and the highly innovative Olin College of Engineering awards scholarships to all students, regardless of need, which cover approximately 50 percent of tuition. St. Andrew’s is a college preparatory day and boarding school with an inclusive and supportive learning environment. Students are encouraged to explore their interests in academics, arts, athletics and co-curricular activities. This results in confident young people who know how to negotiate any room and navigate the world. Learn about our NEW Flexible Tuition Program 63 Federal Road Barrington, RI 02806 www.standrews-ri.org Aside from a home, college is probably the largest investment a family will make in its lifetime. Families may be surprised to learn that the cost of college has risen approximately 1,200 percent since 1978, despite an inflation rate of 280 percent 02806 401.246.1230 over that same timeframe. At many elite PLanning iS criticaL (401) 246 -1230 13 LEARN MORE or call 401.246.1230 RHODE ISL AND MONTHLY I higher le arning I 2016

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