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Where Are They Now Wednesdays! – College Costs Edition

I DON’T KNOW IF YOU’VE HEARD BUT..College-Isnt-Cheap

  • The average tuition and fees per year for private four-year college is up 4.5%
  • The average tuition and fees per year for public four year college is up 8.3%.

As a college student myself I can assure you it does not just end at tuition. Cost of food and living puts a damper on things as well!

  • The average annual cost of books for a college student ranges from $850 to $1,000 a year.

One of the biggest anxieties of going to college is worrying about how to pay. Jonathan Schoonover, 2012 Scholarship Fund finalist, said that because of the scholarship he is able to focus more on his school work and less on financial issues that most college students are concerned about, just like our other Scholarship Fund winner Tyra Chapple.

In the past three years the Anthony Muñoz Foundation has awarded deserving students like Jonathan $320,000 through the Scholarship Fund and $126,000 through the Straight “A” Scholarship.

Johnathan Schoonover

After being awarded the Scholarship, Jonathan said that the Foundation has drastically affected his life in a way he couldn’t even begin to explain. The scholarship he was award from the Foundation was the most exciting and most rewarding thing upon graduating high school.

Jonathan didn’t apply for many scholarships in high school until being pushed by one of teachers to fill out the application. Today he is a freshman at Northern Kentucky University with a 3.4 GPA. Don’t think twice, apply today or nominate a student and allow us to make college life a little less stressful!

Mike Rizio
Programs Intern

Statistics can be found by clicking here and here.

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