StuFund worked with Black College Expo in 2006. We were very impressed with their fairs and their success in being able to attract so many minority youth and their parents who were excited and positive about the prospect of attending college
Liberty Corner, NJ (PRWEB) September 11, 2007
Student Funding Group, LLC (StuFund), the premiere minority-owned student loan originator, announced today that the company will be a sponsor of the 2007-2008 Black College Expo. Currently, The Expo's national tour offers college fairs in the following cities: Oakland, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, Chicago, Washington DC and New York.
"StuFund worked with Black College Expo in 2006. We were very impressed with their fairs and their success in being able to attract so many minority youth and their parents who were excited and positive about the prospect of attending college," said Donna Sotolongo, Psy D, EVP and Head of Corporate Relations for StuFund. "We look forward to taking a larger role in supporting Black College Expo in the coming school year."
As part of the sponsorship, StuFund will continue to actively participate in parent and financial aid seminars at each expo. In reaching thousands of perspective college students at each event, StuFund will provide advisement and information to young people and their families who are looking for guidance in financing a college education. In addition, StuFund Knowledge Center will offer the necessary online tools and information to help families negotiate the complex admissions process.
"We are truly excited about this sponsorship and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with StuFund," said Theresa Price, President and Founder of Black College Expo. "We share a common vision - to prepare and expose young people to college opportunities and especially the great opportunities that exist at historically black colleges and universities."
StuFund is a minority business enterprise in the educational loan space. It is built on the philosophy that each and every student can and should have access to funding for quality higher education. The company's mission is to provide loans, particularly for students who could not afford college without such financing, and to support and guide families through the financial aid process. In addition to offering educational loans for undergraduate and graduate schools and college loan consolidation, StuFund's Knowledge Center provides expert advisement on college admissions and financial aid. It hopes to address the fact that many students do not have sufficient access to college advisement in their schools. Through partnerships with Universities, Corporations, and Non Profit Organizations, StuFund hopes to educate the public about the college application process and financing options. More information is available at http://www.stufund.com.
About Black College Expo:
The mission of Black College Expo is to expose young people, mainly African American youth, to higher education with the ultimate goal of encouraging self-pride and self-development. In accomplishing this mission we focus on possibilities: reaching out to youth that never thought about college, never thought they could go to college, never were encouraged to go to college and/or are not familiar with the college process. We continue to add to our resource base of information for parents and students to make a college education a reality for our youth. In doing so, we present a college fair, focusing on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), in an entertaining atmosphere...."An Infotainment College Fair". Through our Black College Expo and other outreach activities, we facilitate awareness of the opportunities and resources that exist to ultimately strengthen the individual, which in turn strengthens our communities.