The FAFSA-3 Big mistakes that cost you money! & YES! You need to file
Hi, I’m Denise Thomas.
Today is October 1st, it’s FAFSA day!
This is the day the Free Application for Federal Student Aid opens for high school seniors.
First, Don’t panic! You do NOT have to submit the application today! This is just the date that it opens. But I do suggest that you file it sometime this month because the money is given out on a first-come-first-served basis.
Now, most parents are under the mistaken belief that it’s not worth filing the FAFSA because they make too much money to ‘get anything’. Just last week a parent asked in confidence, “My husband makes 200,000 dollars a year, should we bother with the FAFSA?
The short answer is YES. Everyone needs to file the FAFSA.
The application is not only for federal grant eligibility for low-income families. Without filing the FAFSA your teen won’t be offered a work-study job on campus or...
Yes, I know your kids need downtime, but they should take a little time to do these few things that will ensure their success!
After watching the video be sure to check this list before sending in any scholarship applications!
Top colleges Deans of Admissions let you know what red flags they see in college applications.
Jordan Goldman moderates The Wall Street Journal's special event "Inside The College Admissions Office." Panelists include the Deans of Admissions from Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, Williams College, Wesleyan University, Bryn Mawr College, Grinnell College, Marquette University and the University of Vermont.
High School vs Employment Resume
Why Does a high school student need a Resume?
Aside for the obvious reason of employment search, there’s an even better reason to have a winning high school resume!
A High School resume sets you apart from the tens of thousands of other college applicants. (The University of Michigan alone received more than 50,000 applications per year, and accepts only about 15,000.)
But how is a high school to college resume different from an employment resume?
There are similarities and differences between an employment resume and a high school to college resume.
Both have these things in common. They…
And that's about it.
Similarities are few. Differences are many.:
They each serve a different purpose:
The Purpose of the Employment Resume is to:
Many ways of finding money for college
During our travels over the last 4 years, we’ve had the pleasure of enjoying the talents of many street musicians. I always contribute a little to show my appreciation. But what goes through my mind is the real possibility that this young person could very well be paying off student loan debt.
The average college student graduates with $30,000 in college debt.
But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Decisions made as a family as well as by the student are made LONG before college which either lead to school debt or freedom from debt.
I agree that the sticker price of higher education is huge in many cases. The same state school I attended more than tripled over the 30 years between when I left and when my children began.
As I was growing up, the conversation never began, ‘If you go to college’ it was always, ‘When you go to college.’ And all 4 of us kids graduated from either...
Social Media Can Kill Your Teen’s Career & Future!
To parents of teens & college students, & those that teach & counsel them. If you haven’t had this discussion, & if you have, remind them again & again.
Every employer, scholarship agency & college is monitoring perspective student/interns social media content. This before they hire you, and during employment as an adult! Creepy, I know. But hear me out.
Companies don’t want to be seen in a negative light. On your own time, you are still an employee: What you do, who you are, reflects on them.
Potential illegal activity should go without saying. But the following can & have been cause 4 dismissal.
Alcohol, holding a glass of wine, being drunk, get tagged in a post or photo you’re NOT EVEN IN, but now you are associated with the behavior.
When your faith is strong, it’s likely you’ll post or ‘like’ something that...