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National PTA and Rewarding Student Commitment Partner to Help Families Navigate the College Application Process

Media Contact:
Heidi May
Media Relations Manager

Exclusive discounts on college preparation and planning tools offered to PTA members

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Jan 13, 2014) — National PTA® and Rewarding Student Commitment (RSC) are pleased to announce a partnership to empower families with important resources to help them navigate the college application process. Selecting a college is one of the most significant decisions students and families can make. Through the partnership, PTA members have access to expert guidance and exclusive discounts on RSC’s college preparation and financial aid services.

“National PTA and RSC share a commitment to promoting children’s educational success and ensuring they graduate college and are career ready,” said Otha Thornton, National PTA President. “With complex and varying admissions procedures and ever-increasing costs to attend college, we are excited to partner with RSC to guide families through the application and financial aid processes and support students in achieving their educational and career goals.”

Through the partnership, PTA members can receive:

  • Complimentary enrollment in RSC’s Knowledge Base program, which includes workbooks and important reminders to help families stay on track;
  • Complimentary access to the RSC College Cost Calculator for accurate, personal cost estimates for each college a student is interested in attending; and
  • Exclusive savings on RSC’s higher-level personalized programs.

“We are excited to partner with National PTA to share critical information with families that are preparing and planning for their futures,” said Maura Kastberg, Executive Director of Student Services for RSC. “Because properly preparing for college is a complex process, it’s important for families to begin as early as eighth grade. We are truly honored to be a part of National PTA’s effort to make an affordable education available to every student."

For more information on the resources and services available to PTA members through RSC, visit

About National PTA

National PTA® comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth.