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Federal Student Financial Aid and African American Students

Federal Student Financial Aid and African American Students

Federal student aid is a vital resource for many African American students to finance their college education and related expenses. This reality is rooted in the fact that historically (as well as presently), African Americans have lower median incomes and less wealth than white Americans with which to finance college education. Without federal aid, many African American students would be unable to attend college—HBCUs or otherwise. In order to assist our HBCU student residents, Student Housing of America, Inc., (SHA) gives support in the form of scholarships. . To date, we and our corporate partner have issued 26 scholarships at $3,000 each, for a total of $78,000. And, we are not finished yet!

Student Housing Uncertainties: Fall 2023

Student Housing Uncertainties: Fall 2023

Entering or returning to college in the fall is usually a time of excitement. However, this fall, excitement was dashed for some students because they face uncertainty about their housing status—be it on campus or otherwise. According to a recent Forbes article, two...

Student Success in College Hinges on Housing Support

Student Success in College Hinges on Housing Support

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs makes it clear: to do anything beyond survive, one must first have safe, secure, reliable housing over their heads. College students are no different. In order to facilitate strong academic focus, students must have affordable, safe, and...

Boosting HBCU Endowments through Venture Capital Opportunities

Boosting HBCU Endowments through Venture Capital Opportunities

Endowments—donations of money or property—help sustain institutions of higher learning. They afford stability as well as the capacity to plan for the future, innovate, and contend with economic hardships, for example. Due to the systemic underfunding of and lack of...

SHA partners with Emet Capital Management to provide new student housing at Albany State University.