Applying to college can be an expensive process for high school seniors nationwide, laden with fees and costly expenditures even before getting accepted.
A schools superintendent in Georgia is trying to change that for his students bydonating his $10,000 bonusto help pay for his seniors' college application fees.
Marietta Public Schools Superintendent Grant Rivera told Good Morning America that he decided to give back to his students after receiving the five-figure bonus for meeting an overall satisfactory performance, as determined by the school board, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“I don’t believe that a bonus provided by the board should be earned on the backs of the teachers,” he said, according to the Journal-Constitution.
Rivera, who earns an annual salary of $190,136, said he would cover the application fees for all seniors who were applying for early action or early admission to colleges. In both early action and early admission, students apply before the regular decision deadline to indicate preference for a particular school.