Capable students who want to go to college can’t afford to go.
Before they can even enroll, many qualified, college-ready students are unable to attend college because they lack money for tuition. For those who attend, 70 percent are saddled with an average debt of $35,000 upon graduation.
Students may be unable to pay for tuition for many reasons. Family income may be insufficient to support higher education. Or they may be unable to afford indirect expenses such as room, board, books and other general living expenses incurred while pursuing a degree. In addition, when low-income students worry about tuition payments, take full-time jobs while still in college or sign on for burdensome loans – they delay graduation and experience ongoing distraction from what matters most – getting an education.
Colleges face a challenge, too.
Enrollment is down yet colleges and universities still must charge enough tuition to maintain facilities and pay faculty. By becoming an EALgreen partner, campuses reduce operating budgets by acquiring low-cost, valuable machinery, tools, electronics and other materials needed to enhance and maintain facilities. The savings generated by these transactions underwrite scholarships for students with financial need. EALgreen partners also receive monetary gifts for the financial aid office to award to eligible students as new scholarships.
So do corporations who wish to dispose of excess and unusable goods.
By providing a platform for giving excess inventory to higher education, EALgreen enables corporations to embrace positive inventory management strategies, maximize their eligibility for valuable tax write-offs and nurture their participation in the green economy.
So does our country.
Student loans constitute the second largest category of consumer debt in America, right behind mortgage payments. But to keep pace with the rest of the world we must have well-informed, educated citizens who are able to think for themselves, learn new skills and create new solutions to constantly emerging challenges in an ever-changing world.
So does our planet.
Climate change is real and demands that all nations reduce resource consumption, lower carbon impact and reduce landfills. EALgreen is a sustainable supply chain partner that models the positive changes we want to see in the world.
Help students get college financial assistance from corporate donors through EALgreen.
Extend the life of products – the excess and obsolete inventory corporations no longer can use or sell but that colleges need. The money the colleges save on these transactions creates scholarships for students who need assistance most, providing a sustainable financing option for education that benefits us all.
That’s how EALgreen helps solve the challenges outlined.
Since EALgreen’s founding in 1982, 16,600 students have received $18,000,000 in financial assistance to pay for tuition and other expenses incurred in higher education. But there’s more. EAL also saves materials from being wasted – 200,000 tons so far.
What can you do to help?
If you’re a business that is currently disposing of unwanted materials that can be reused or recycled, contact EALgreen now. By donating these goods to our organization, you’ll become eligible for tax credits and enjoy the satisfaction of helping students with financial need, colleges, our country and the earth itself.