The Thurgood Marshall College Fund, one of three leading groups who fight on behalf of historically black colleges and universities, is looking for students (or really, their parents) who were denied Parent PLUS loans.
A short online form set up to “hear the voice of HBCU students” can be filled out by going here. The parents of over 28,000 students accepted at the nation’s historically black colleges and universities were denied Parent PLUS loans last year. The problem occurred after the Obama Administration decided to apply loan standards more stringently minus the usual public rulemaking hearings. This year, many say that some schools may be hit with higher percentages of loan denials. Last year, HBCUs lost $160 million in tuition revenue combined.
According to their website, the goals of the Thurgood Marshall College funs are to, 1. Partner with our member-schools to increase access, retention and graduation rates of students, 2. Identify and prepare students attending member-schools who have significant leadership potential, and 3. Create a pipeline for employers to highly-qualified member-school students and alumni.