Ark. (September 24, 2018) – While families struggle with how to afford a college
degree, colleges themselves puzzle over how to help high-achieving students and
put their minds at ease when it comes to paying for higher education.
College’s answer is simple. Meeting the full demonstrated financial need for
every qualified student.
today, the new Hendrix Advantage Plus
program is a national expansion of the popular Hendrix Arkansas Advantage. The
Arkansas Advantage, announced in 2014 for freshmen entering in fall 2015,
benefited 160 students that fall (40 percent of the freshman class), with an
average aid package of nearly $40,000 in grant aid alone, not including loans
expanded aid program extends the Advantage to any student with at least a 3.6
GPA and an ACT score of 26 or higher or an SAT score of 1230 or higher.
Advantage Plus will meet students’ demonstrated financial need through all
forms of financial assistance, including merit scholarships, need-based grants,
federal and state grants, federal student loans and student employment.
their lives, top-performing students are told that colleges will reward them
with scholarships,” said Hendrix President Bill Tsutsui. “Hendrix Advantage
Plus makes that a reality. Now every student who meets these criteria can know
their hard work will be recognized with merit scholarships and other aid all
the way up to their full need.”
year, Hendrix earns top honors in national higher education rankings. U.S. News & World Report
consistently cites Hendrix in several categories, such as “Most Innovative,” “Best
Value Schools,” and its list of colleges most recommended by high school
year, Hendrix was ranked 76th among the country’s top national liberal arts
colleges – making Hendrix the highest ranked national liberal arts college not only
in Arkansas but also in Texas and much of the south central United States – featured
in the U.S. News rankings.
“This program is a direct
response to what students, parents, and guidance counselors say they value most
– strong merit scholarships that reward students for their achievements,” said
Tsutsui. “With the Advantage Plus, we want to assure students who would really
excel here that Hendrix is not out of reach. You can set your sights on one of
the country’s leading liberal arts colleges, and we will help you afford it.”
To be considered for the
Advantage Plus program, students must simply apply for admission to Hendrix and
complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Advantage Plus
is available to freshmen enrolling in fall 2019.
For more information on Hendrix
Advantage Plus, call the Hendrix Office of Admission and Financial Aid at
501-450-1362 or visit www.hendrix.edu/advantageplus.
Hendrix College is a
private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas. Founded in 1876 and
affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884, Hendrix is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That
Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges and is nationally recognized
in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings for academic quality,
community, innovation, and value. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.