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No Debt Degree is a mission-driven organization dedicated to simplifying the postsecondary education process for students and families.

Through our presentations and services, students and families explore college affordability options, find free money for college, and feel empowered to make the right academic and financial fit for education after high school.


With over twenty years of experience in the postsecondary access space, our team is ready to support your school or organization in providing critical resources to students.

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The Kick Back LIVE!! | + Application for Dom's SCHOLARSHIP woot woot🥳

The Kick Back LIVE!! | + Application for Dom's SCHOLARSHIP woot woot🥳

THIS IS THE FIRST EVER KICK BACK LIVE!!!!! hehehe :) Every other Friday I will be hosting a Kick Back LIVE where we will be discussing different topics with different guests!!! MAKE SURE YOU SIGN UP BELOW AND FOLLOW ME TO APPLY TO MY SCHOLARSHIP!! ⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣⇣ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ NEXT WEEK'S KICK BACK LIVE ZOOM LINK: ➝ Ivy League Students read their common application: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION: ➝ Make sure to follow me on instagram @domonique_cynthia and attend next week's Kick Back LIVE to receive the link! ELIGIBITY: ➝ High school students attending a 4 year college ➝ Must Demonstrate Financial need ➝ Minimum GPA: 3.0 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ IN THIS VIDEO 0:00 Intro 0:24 Scholarship Details 1:23 Welcoming Students to the LIVE 4:16 Get To Know Dom 9:58 Start of Q&A 10:28 How Do you Start A Non-For-Profit 12:56 Application and Supplemental Essay Advise 17:46 Best Way To Know A School W/Out Being Able To Visit 19:26 What's The Most Medicine Affiliated Ivy 20:07 Early College 24:26 Ivy League Stats 26:36 Specific GPA for an Ivy League 28:17 School's Without Weighted GPA 28:38 Taking College Courses Have An Impact On Your Application? 30:02 Public School vs. Private School 38:45 What Are Things that I Can Do Now That Will Make Me Stand Out 41:05 How to Personalize "Why Penn" Essay 44:28 Underrepresentation & Prejudice 47:52 Graduating Without Debt 56:38 UPenn Utilizing Philly 58:57 Advice For First Generation College Students 1:04:56 What Made Dom Choose Penn/What Makes It Better Than The Other Ivy's 1:07:29 International Student's Experience In The US 1:14:25 How To Make Friends Before College Starts 1:22:56 How To Not Be Stress While Waiting for College App Results 1:25:34 Outro & Credits ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ MOST POPULAR VIDEOS ➝ My College Reactions: ➝ 73 Questions With a Harvard Student (Female Edition): ➝ 73 Questions With a Yale Student (Female Edition): ➝ Yale Students Tell Us How They Got In: ➝ Day In The Life of a Harvard Student (Male Edition): ➝ 73 Questions With a Princeton Student (Female Edition): ➝ 73 Questions With a Penn Student (Female Edition): ➝ 73 Questions With a Brown Student (Female Edition): ➝ 73 Questions With a Dartmouth Student (Female Edition): ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ MUSIC BY ➝ My brother Kingsley Jr: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ✰ 𝐋𝐄𝐓'𝐒 𝐁𝐄 𝐅𝐑𝐈𝐄𝐍𝐃𝐒 ✰ ↳ ɪɴsᴛᴀɢʀᴀᴍ: ↳ ᴛᴡɪᴛᴛᴇʀ: ↳ sɴᴀᴘᴄʜᴀᴛ: ↳ ᴛɪᴋᴛᴏᴋ: For Business Inquiries, Email me at: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ✰ FAQ ✰ What’s your name? Domonique What’s your instagram? @domonique_cynthia How old are you? 20 How tall are you? 5'5" What’s your nationality? Jamaican, Canadian, American What equipment do you use to film? ➭ Mic: Sony Digital Voice Recorder ➭ Camera: Canon Powershot G7x Mark ii ➭ Editing: Adobe Premiere Pro ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ What’s up, What’s up, What’s up! I’m Domonique Cynthia!:) I’m a 20 year old girl who has found a passion for using my creativity to help people within the university realm and specifically Ivy Leagues! On this channel, you can find campus tours, day in the lives, university student group conversations, college party scenes, and 73 questions with student representatives! Make sure you comment down below which schools you’d like to see on the channel! Thxxx for stopping by and be sure to subscribe!!

Hosting the Real Talk Series for Students and Families with The College Board 

Queenstar Akrong and College Board hosted another ‘Real Talk’ virtual conference series providing information to help Black students and families prepare for their transition to college.


Our Founder

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Queenstar Akrong,
CEO & Founder

Hello I'm Queenstar!

Thank you for joining the No Debt Degree movement to help families in the critical time of preparing for life after high school


I started No Debt Degree because after struggling to pay for my college education and accruing over $50k in student loan debt, I wanted to create a platform to educate families on the financial investment a postsecondary education requires. I never want another student to go through my experience and believe students should have the right to enjoy postsecondary education with as little financial stress as possible. 


I've worked in college and career access space for over a decade including most recently at The College Board leading postsecondary access initiatives for underrepresented students and managing national outreach for a $25 million scholarship program.


I am a Founding Member and Host of the Real Talk College Series, the largest virtual college exploration experience created for black students. As of date, Real Talk has reached over 50,000 students across the world.


Prior to my role at the College Board, I worked in the Office of Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. I received a B. A in Political Science and International Affairs from Notre Dame of Maryland University and a Master’s in Education Entrepreneurship from the University of Pennsylvania. 

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No Debt Degree helped explain the college financial aid process to our 6-12 grade families, helping us create a culture of early planning and awareness building on college costs. This presentation had the highest number of attendees for any of our digital literacy events." 

-Kelly King

Former Partnerships Director
Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School

College Students

" I was the first in my family to attend college and I was unsure of where to begin with the affordability process. Working with the No Debt Degree team, I received over $62,000 in additional aid. Their presentations and support during my senior year were critical to my success. I felt supported throughout the whole journey. I couldn't have done it without them.”

-Sydni B.

Rising Senior

University of Virginia


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