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In 2020, 57% of college students said accessing a stable internet connection was challenging. The nightmare is over! Pell students are now eligible to receive the Emergency Broadband Benefit, which provides $50/month for internet.

Enroll at http://EBBhelp.org

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Thanks to @TS_Coalition for sharing this information and graphic!

Many Let’s Get Ready Coaches go on to careers in public service - often as a result of their experience as a near-peer mentor in our program. So we’re excited to share the news that there are big changes coming to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSFL)!

New changes ...include:
Extended eligible loan type
More flexibility towards qualifying payments
Ability to apple past payments towards your forgiveness

Want to learn more about PSFL? Check out https://studentaid.gov/pslf/

As an organization that believes in education equity and access for all we’d like to take a moment on Indigenous People’s Day to highlight the educational inequity that Indigenous students face. There are more than 22,000 students enrolled in tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) across the ...country.

According to the American Indian College Fund, a college success organization run by and for indigenous populations, “the COVID crisis has changed our world in ways we could never have predicted. One outcome has been the difficulty colleges have had in retaining current students and, even more distressing, enrolling new freshman students. The long-term financial impacts of COVID, the lack of available technology, the challenges of online teaching and learning, and the continued stressors of caring and providing for multigenerational families have resulted in even lower college enrollment of Native students when they do not receive adequate support. When they receive the additional support they need, Native students have defied trends and are returning to school in record numbers. Education is the pathway to changing the current realities and injustices experienced in Native communities and will create the diverse workforce needed, especially strengthening healthcare, education and technology.”

To learn more about how you can support indigenous college students we encourage you to check out the American Indian College Fund (@instacollegefund).

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Did you miss it?! On Tuesday a great group of students, alumni, partners, and supporters gathered to hear about LGR’s exciting plan to double the number of students we serve by 2025.

The event also featured a lively conversation led by Marvin (LGR staff) and featuring Grace (LGR staff),... Tiffany (LGR coach) and Meg (LGR Advisory Board member and college admissions professional) - pictured in their Zoom glory above.

If you weren’t able to join us but are interested in viewing the presentation you can check out the recording at the link in our bio!

FAFSA opened on Friday for the 2022-2023 school year! Have you applied yet?

A reminder for students that your FAFSA form must be completed EVERY YEAR to remain eligible for financial aid. The federal deadline to submit for next school year is June 30, 2022, but the earlier you apply the ...more funding is available.

Make sure to check your school’s deadlines and get your application in early! Contact your LGR coach if you have questions.

#FAFSA #financialaid #college

Have you heard?! LGR is growing, and to reach our goals we need some awesome new team members!

We're currently looking to fill the following roles:

Associate Director, Data Analysis and Reporting
Senior Grants Manager/Associate Grants Director
Program Manager
...
Are you interested? Know anyone great who might be? Check out our website for more details and full job descriptions (www.letsgetready.org/careers)

#careers #hiring