Impact of your Gift

Though almost all Hostos students receive federal and state financial aid to cover or lower their tuition bill, the actual cost of college is much more than just tuition. The average Hostos student comes from a household earning less than $30,000 annually, and must find ways to afford housing, food, childcare, transporation and more. These basic needs, even by conservative estimates, can exhaust a student's resources. A degree from Hostos puts students on the path to socioeconomic mobility, but for students with little savings and limited time to work, affording basic needs can derail their academic goals. That's where scholarship support comes in.

In an internal survey of scholarship recipients, 94% of respondents stated that their scholarship award helped them to stay enrolled, and 100% felt that receiving a scholarship made them more confident as a student.

Through scholarship funds available in FY2023, the Foundation assisted approximately 100 students (2% of the Hostos student body). Award amounts varied, but the average scholarship award was $600. With your support, we can do more.

"Even just in the process of completing the application I learn so much about myself. When I think about my goals and my talents, it helps me understand what I want and what I deserve. Thank you all." - Hostos alumna Fatima Bah '23 - accepted to Cornell University, Class of '25.



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