THE CASE FOR LOW INCOME SCHOLARSHIP Program
The time has come to lend a helping hand to high school graduates from low income families as defined by the U.S. Department of Education that are residents of Austin and San Antonio, Texas and are college or university bound. The group rely heavily on student loan for their education as compared to their counterpart from the high-income families. As result, this group accumulates higher level of debt which in turn impact negatively on their lifestyle after graduation from college or university. To help reduce the heavy debt burden of this group, ASASA International is one of the growing list of non-profit organizations around the nation that are providing supplementary financial assistance to low income students. Additionally, ASASA International will provide free online educational and career advising service starting from tenth graders through college/university graduates residing in Austin and San Antonio, Texas. The advising service will help reduce the drop-out rate for this group both in high school and post-secondary education.