Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

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The Value of your Education

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation would like to ensure that you succeed in achieving your higher education goals. We encourage you to research all types of academic institutions before choosing the school you will attend. Below you will find some helpful resources for your reference so that you may be better informed when making your decision.
is committed to helping improve outcomes and performance among higher education institutions. You may find this website helpful when comparing schools.

Important questions you should ask when considering the value of your education:

  • Is the institution ranked in any of the national rankings?
  • What is the average student-to-faculty ratio?
  • What is the average class size?
  • What is the retention rate of students from freshman to sophomore year?
  • What is the on-time graduation rate of students?
  • How does the institution adjust a student’s financial aid package if there is an outside scholarship?
  • Can I expect a similar financial aid package each year?
  • What is the most typical range of need-based Federal Direct and Perkins Loan debt?
  • What is the default rate for Federal Direct student loans?
  • How many employers come to campus, and how many interviews are conducted?
  • What percentage of graduates who pursue jobs, graduate school, and/or volunteer service are successful in finding career opportunities within one year of graduation?
  • What percentage of the alumni have earned at least one advanced degree within 10 years after graduation?
  • What is the satisfaction level of alumni?

Scholarship-Related Sites

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation has identified additional educational and financial web sites of interest that we hope will help you during your application process. 




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