The Keystone Scholars Program hopes to “set every child in Pennsylvania up for success”

The Keystone Scholars Program hopes to “set every child in Pennsylvania up for success”

Pennsylvania currently has the highest student loan debt load per person of any state in the nation. Hoping to alleviate some of that potential debt, the Treasury Department has kicked-off The Keystone Scholars Program.

“We are reaching a crisis point as we see Pennsylvanian graduates, on average, with the highest amount of student loan debt – higher than anywhere else in the nation – with more than $35,000 on their backs,” Treasurer Joe Torsella stated.

Thursday, January 24, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
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VIDEO: Rep. Ward's bill expands schooling options for gifted, special needs children

VIDEO: Rep. Ward's bill expands schooling options for gifted, special needs children

Rep. Judy Ward (R-Blair) sat down with The PLS Reporter to talk about her bill that would establish education savings accounts for families with students with special needs or gifted children.  
Wednesday, May 30, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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New Keystone Scholars program introduced to help PA families save for higher education

New Keystone Scholars program introduced to help PA families save for higher education

Treasurer Joe Torsella announced Monday that Pennsylvania is launching the Keystone Scholars program. 

This program's purpose is to help encourage Pennsylvania families to plan for their children's higher education, and, to help start them off, it will give children a $100 grant at birth. 

This program will start in six counties--Delaware, Elk, Indiana, Luzerne, Mifflin, and Westmoreland--and will be provided to all children born or adopted in 2018 and 2019. 

Monday, February 26, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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