Category Archive for: College

October 1: Start Date for FAFSA Filing for 2017-2018

While I know the 2016-2017 school year just got started, there is no such thing as starting to plan too early for the 2017-2018 school year. October 1, 2016: mark it on your calendar now. Why? Because it is the official launch date for students to start filing their FAFSA forms for the 2017-2018 school…

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Hunger Runs Rampant on College Campuses

This article originally found at The Atlantic The “Freshman 15.” We all know what that is, those 15 pesky pounds that many students gain when entering college due to a change from positive eating habits, sleep habits, workout habits, mom-feeding-you habits, to detrimental ones including late night snacking, pizza for breakfast, and dining halls with…

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Are We Steering Young People Towards College Without a Navigation System?

By Felicia Williams In 2011, the Common Core Standards were introduced and implemented by school districts across the United States. To date, there are 43 states that have voluntarily adopted and are working to implement the standards. One of the reasons that these Standards were designed was to ensure that students graduating from high school…

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Not All College Students Are Succeeding

This article originally found at The Washington Post Being the first person in the family to go to college should be an exciting time. I was the first in my family, and my husband the first in his family. And yes, we both did graduate. It should be easy though, right? Get a scholarship, get…

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Congress Will Not Renew Federal Perkins Loan Program

By Evette D. Champion The federal student loan program that helped students from low-income families for the past few decades will no longer be an option due to Congress failing to pass the bill that would have extended the program. 2015 is the last year that low-income students will be able to benefit from the…

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Coca-Cola Scholarship Program Open for High School Seniors

Coca-Cola, the world’s largest beverage company, offers more than a refreshing drink to those in high school. It presents students around the world with an opportunity to win a scholarship through its Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Here are the requirements: Must be a current high school or homeschooled senior Must be planning to pursue a degree…

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Scholarships with October Deadlines

The journey to a college degree is often hindered by the financial responsibilities that go along with it. That being said, take the time to search for scholarships, and remember that not all scholarships are awarded at the end of an academic school year. In fact, there are numerous scholarships with deadlines throughout the year.…

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Some HBCUs See Increase In Enrollment Following Racial Turmoil in the U.S.

By Giovanni Zaburoni With the frequent release of cellphone videos showing police killing members of the black community, it feels like race relations across the country are deteriorating quickly. Every time a new hashtag hits the internet, frustrations over injustice grows. People of color, specifically black people, are starting to embrace solidarity in the face…

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The Vital Role of the School Counselor

By Felicia Williams The emphasis on College and Career Readiness, and with several U.S. states struggling with the implement of the Common Core Standards, many students have become educationally distressed. While education reform uses fancy terms, new initiatives, and constantly swirls around “buzz words,” one thing still holds true: young people need to be prepared…

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