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PeduL Wants To Change The Way We Think About Paying for College

This article was originally published on 03/27/2019 For many students, crowdfunding campaigns are quickly becoming part of the experience of paying for college. That’s partially because of how quickly the price of education is rising. A 2017 report found that tuition and fees were rising faster than aid, according to Inside Higher Ed . And according to an article by Forbes , the cost of attending college has risen almost eight times faster than wages. Founders Kayla Michele and Chisa Egbelu were inspired to start PeduL because of what they saw happening in the education system. Launched in 2016, PeduL is a crowdfunding site for students. It’s unique in that any money raised goes directly to schools in the form of a scholarship. Growing up in college towns, Egbelu noticed a troubling trend: Students couldn’t afford to go to college and it was having a negative impact on their lives. Michele’s decision to join the team was also inspired by her own personal experiences. “I decided to...

Mar 27, 2019

#StandWithBennett: Bennett College Is On A $1.5 Million Sprint To Keep Its Accreditation

Bennett College, the all-women’s historically black college in Greensboro, N.C. has entered its last day for fundraising to keep the doors of the school opened. The college still needs nearly $1.5 million to keep its accreditation and is accepting donations through Cash App and its website. Bennett has leaned on alumni, students and corporate donations in the last two months. The institution has received major donations from Alpha Kappa Alpha, Papa John’s and other HBCU graduates. Alpha Kappa Alpha donated $100,000 and has committed $10 million towards  Bennett’s endowment over the next four years. 72% has been raised! There is still enough time to stand with us by giving what you can! You can donate by going to our website at , CashApp: $StandwithBennett or by Text2Give: Text BELLES to 444999! Thank you all! #StandWithBennett #BennettCollege — Bennett College (@BennettCollege) January 31, 2019 Bennett’s struggle is not a new one...

Feb 2, 2019