Food, rent or books? A choice no student should be forced to make.
Black Youth need support.
Financial pressures of college keeps black youth graduation rate at 50% of their white counterparts.
Native American Youth need support.
One in four Indian families lives with food insecurity. How can you get to college when you struggle to eat?
Latino Youth need support.
Statistically Latino youth carry higher college debt and have less resources to pay it off post graduation, preventing thousands from enrolling each year.
CourseBreaks makes textbooks free for college students.
By taking the cost of textbooks off students’ shoulders, we free up $1240 or more in a student’s annual budget.
This happens every single day:
“I originally took out $21,900 in federal student loans to attend Delta State University in Mississippi. Seven years later my total balance has grown to $30,443.93. I did not complete my undergraduate program. A lot of times I had to choose between rent and food or books and class.”
-Jeremy Porter, former student. From CBS’ "The Student Debt Dilemma"
Let's keep the dream alive.
Who will win future Nobel Prizes for peace, science and literature?
Who will become the next innovators?
Who will lead in green energy?
Brilliance walks among us.
But we need your help to unleash it.
Deferring costs is the norm...
Tuition is painful, but is dealt with down the road.
...but immediate costs are a greater threat.
Textbooks and fees are immediate pain and is suffered daily. When asked what causes students to leave college prior to graduation the cost of books, rent and food top the list.
We can't do this without you.
Every dollar you donate helps fund the CourseBreaks program nationwide. We are embedded in new colleges every month, focusing first on Tribal Colleges and Universities and Historically Black Colleges and Universities. After that we reach even farther. But we need your help.
Will you sponsor students today?
With your donation free textbooks will get in the hands of Black, Native American and Latino students. By sponsoring CourseBreaks you'll support your DEI initiatives and we will broadcast your support throughout our program.
How do I sponsor?
Simply contact Howard Quinlan to set up your sponsorship for CourseBreaks.