A college degree adds $1M in extra earnings over a career. But college costs have grown 1200% since 1980, making college inaccessible to many students. College should lead to financial security, not a lifetime subscription to debt.
High-achieving, low-income students often attend community college, because they believe that they can't afford anything else. But community college graduation rates are only 14%, compared to 77% at selective colleges.
Students who study abroad achieve higher grades, more career skills, and greater ability to work across cultures than students who do not. Verto and the Verto Fund make international education an accessible start to a 4-year degree.
Verto offers all students a high-quality education at a smarter cost and an affordable path for low-income families. Your contribution will change the future trajectories of these students.
We offer sliding scale grants to low-income students, including $10,000 for students in the lowest income quartile.
Students in the lowest income quartile receive ~$3,200 in Pell per semester.
Stafford Loans are at below-market fixed rates and charge no interest while students are in school.
The Verto Fund will close the remaining gap for an estimated 500 students in 2022.
The Verto Fund accepts cash donations via wire transfer, EFT, securities, or check. All donations are 100% tax-deductible.
Every dollar you donate to the Verto Fund goes directly to student scholarships. No contributions will fund Verto operations or Verto Fund expenses.
Yes! We welcome volunteers to help us with career support and college persistence, as well as leaders to join our board. For more information, please contact Michael Goldstein.