It’s no secret that the cost of college is higher than ever before in the U.S. (and that it continues to rise every year). However, as technology advances so does our need to acquire an education and develop new skills.
According to recent College Board statistics the average tuition cost for undergrad students enrolled in 4-year public institutions is:
These figures do not account for the cost of textbooks, housing, and living expenses. It is for this reason that we decided to put our Matched Savings for Education program in action. To help hard-working Southwest Florida women get the education they deserve!
Florida ranks in the bottom third nationally among women 25 years and older holding at least a bachelor’s degree. Meanwhile, we know that education is the key to higher paying jobs and financial security for women and their families” – Nancy Merolla, Women’s Foundation of Southwest Florida Board Chair
Are you interested in applying for this program? Click HERE to be redirected to our intake partners at United Way of Collier County. A B.E.S.T. partner will be in contact with you shortly. Thank you.
Thank You to Our Partners for making this initiative possible!