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|States Are Investing More in Higher Education |
The Atlantic - Feb 14, 2017
A new report finds that state funding for higher education continues to show growth overall, but each state has its own tale to tell. Support for higher education in state budgets rose by 3.4 percent across the country from the 2015-16 to 2016-17 fiscal years, preliminary data from the latest Grapevine survey shows.....
College Admissions Process/Strategies
|What Is a Research University? |
The College Solution Blog - Feb 13, 2017
Most students who hope to earn a bachelor’s degree will enroll at a university. The schools that students dream of attending are almost always research universities. It’s far less common for teenagers to end up at a college......
|Find the Right College as an Average Student |
US News - Feb 14, 2017
Community colleges can be great options, but they aren't the only option for high school students with average grades who want to pursue a college degree after graduation. Most top-ranked, well-known institutions may be out of reach, but C students can find welcoming and supportive institutions...
|The Ultimate Guide For Your College Applications |
University Herald - Feb 13, 2017
Many colleges and universities have set a spring deadline for the college admission and most of them require that you submit everything before March so that you can get into that school by the next fall. Applying to college should be an organized and a step by step process. You should make sure all different pieces of your application are submitted correctly and on time...
|College Consortia: A Cooperative Model That Offers Students Greater Value |
Forbes - Feb 1, 2017
During winter break, I reconnected with a student who is now at Hampshire College. His favorite subject in high school, which he wanted to continue, had been Japanese. Hampshire doesn’t offer Japanese, so he instead enrolled in classes down the road at renowned Amherst College....
|College Connection: Start planning now for a productive spring break |
MyCentralJersey.com - Feb 9, 2017
Spring break is highly anticipated by all students. It’s an escape from the academic pressures of the school year. It’s also the ideal time to visit colleges and start to identify which schools may, or may not, be potential “good fit” colleges.......
|College Corner: Planning Is An Essential Part Of College Visits |
Cape News - Feb 10, 2017
The first step, often taken in sophomore year, is to visit some schools in general. One should visit a “small” school and a “large” school. Information about colleges is easily obtained through the College Navigator federal website (nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator). ......
|Freedom Returns to Common Application Essays |
Huffington Post - Feb 11, 2017
Like tulip enthusiasts awaiting the verdict of Punxsutawney Phil, high school juniors get atwitter this time of year when the Common Application releases its essay prompts. And, like the predictions of the groundhog, the prompts typically mean little....
|Using Social Media During Admissions Process |
GoLocalProv College Admissions - Feb 13, 2017
According to a 2015 survey, recently released by Kaplan Test Prep, 40% of college admissions officers say that they check the social media accounts of applicants during the admissions process. In a 2013 report, 35% of admissions reps said they reviewed something on these sites that negatively affected a student’s chances...
|Do Colleges Look at Your Social Media Accounts? |
US News - Feb 10, 2017
Your first impression on a college admissions officer involves more than just an essay, a transcript and some test scores. According to new data, colleges and universities pay attention to what prospective students post on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram....
Students with Disabilities
|More students with disabilities going to college |
NorthJersey.com - Feb 10, 2017
When she arrived at Bergen Community College last September, Rachel Bowers felt overwhelmed. "I didn't know what building to go to or where I was supposed to be," recalled the 19-year-old from New Milford, who is intellectually disabled. "It was pretty scary for me."..
|Teens with disabilities navigate college prep |
Magic Valley - Feb 10, 2017
TWIN FALLS — As a first-generation college student, Kylee Solberg had a lot to figure out on her own. But she earned a full-tuition scholarship for two years to North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene. And she’ll graduate from Boise State University next year with a bachelor’s degree and no debt...
|Hobsons Acquires High School Counselor-College Admissions App |
The Journal - Feb 14, 2017
Ed tech company Hobsons recently acquired RepVisits, an application for connecting high school advisors with college admissions offices to arrange high school visits. Hobsons, which produces software for enrollment management and other student services, ....
|Parents should talk with their children early about post-graduation plans |
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Feb 9, 2017
There is a mountain of information available to students as they make plans for after high school. And counselors say parents need to do their homework, as well.
With all the options students now have post-graduation, coupled with the sharp rise in college tuition, parents should start having conversations with their children sooner rather than later about their career plans....
|The role of parents is critical in college persistence and completion |
Education Dive - Feb 9, 2017
Parents from low-income families are more likely to be vocal about topics like where their children will attend college and how much it will cost but are less likely to engage conversations about remedial courses, completing paperwork and career planning....
|Parents need to teach college-bound kids value of money |
TCPalm - Feb 14, 2017
STUART — The past few decades, we have had more people than ever before go to college. We also have more student loan debt and fewer jobs at lower pay for college graduates. This has transcended into a problem for the baby boomers and other parents trying to move towards retirement....
|5 Things to Know About College Financial Aid and Spending |
Yahoo News - Feb 13, 2017
With the start of tax season, families with college students are working on a key document used in granting financial aid to their young scholars: the tax return. Things have changed recently and aid experts have a number of tips for getting the biggest aid package possible, and using college savings wisely.. ...
|New Timing for Applying for College Aid Offers Opportunities and Pitfalls |
Wall Street Journal - Feb 9, 2017
The college-application and decision process just got a bit more complicated. That’s because the 2017-2018 college-application cycle marks the first time students and families could apply for federal financial aid in the fall, several months earlier than in the past. ...
|Financial Aid Helps Low-Income Students Graduate |
Yahoo News - Feb 13, 2017
A new report from the Association of Community College Trustees, the California Community Colleges' Chancellors Office and the Institute for College Access & Success finds that student success increases among two-year, low-income students if they receive more financial aid.. ...
|5 Types of Scholarships to Look For |
ULoop - Feb 9, 2017
Money is one of the biggest sources of stress during college years, sometimes even more so than the academic workload. While getting a job or taking out loans might be the first solutions, try searching for scholarships; there are scholarships tailored to every student based on their paths of study, career paths, past experience, cultural background, and much more. ...
Career and Technical Education
|Clipping Student Debt at Cosmetology Schools |
Forbes - Feb 15, 2017
Beauty may be ephemeral, but student debt incurred learning about beauty lasts a lifetime. At least, that’s one of the takeaways from the first round of “gainful employment” data released last month by the Department of Education.....
|Effort to boost Iowa students’ completion of federal financial aid forms |
Radio Iowa - Feb 13, 2017
State officials are urging more Iowa high schoolers to fill out the federal form required to qualify for most financial aid for college. Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds says completing the “Free Application for Federal Student Aid” or FAFSA can be a student’s first step toward “transforming” their life....
|Beyond Sex Ed: How To Talk To Teens About Love |
NPR.org - Feb 15, 2017
Love — or infatuation, at least — is part of school, whether we want it to be or not. It's often school that gives us our first crush, our first dance-induced cold sweat, and that first bitter taste of heartbreak....
|Combating teen dating violence |
Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald - Feb 14, 2017
“Violence in teenage dating can negatively influence the development of healthy sexuality, intimacy and identity as youth grow into adulthood, and it can increase the risk of physical injury, poor academic performance, binge drinking, suicide attempts, unhealthy sexual behaviors,...
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