AXA developed AXA AchievementSM because we understand how challenging the road to college can be. In addition to scholarship support, AXA AchievementSM provides information to help navigate the complex process of college selection, application and financing.
Sending a child to college is one of the biggest financial commitments a family faces and can be overwhelming. Whether your child is almost ready for college, or college is many years off, making the right decisions now is crucial. In AXA's Goals section Life Events – Preparing for College is a great source of useful information on planning for and financing college.
College – this may be the biggest challenge a young person has faced so far. It’s exciting, but can be intimidating. The links below are to some of the best resources on the internet for information on choosing a college, the application process, financial aid and the many questions that come up when thinking about college.
Finaid.org: a comprehensive resource on student financial aid. An excellent place to begin.
Federal Student Aid – nearly 70% of student financial aid comes from the Federal government. Learn more about this important source of assistance.
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators – Get information from the professionals. NASFAA works to promote maximum funding and effective delivery of financial assistance to students in postsecondary education.
Scholarship America – One of the nation’s largest nonprofit private sector scholarship and educational support organizations. The AXA Foundation’s partner in AXA Achievementsm.
U.S. News & World Report – U.S. News' annual Best Colleges Guide is one of the premier sources of information on post-secondary education. The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship in association with U.S. News & World Report is a major component of AXA Achievementsm.
Gold Award for Public Policy Campaigns
The AXA Foundation is the recipient of the Gold Award for Public Policy Campaigns in the Council on Foundation’s 2009 Excellence in Communications program.
The Foundation won for its ongoing series of AXA Achievementsm advertorials appearing in U.S. News & World Report, educating the public on critical issues related to financing a college education.
In the award announcement, Council President & CEO Steve Gunderson hailed the work as “a model of excellence for other grantmakers.”
1Tuition Inflation, FinAid.org, 2013
2Squeeze Play 2010, Public Agenda/National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
3The Economic Case for Higher Education, U.S. Department of the Treasury/U.S. Department of Education, 2012