Your college journey is starting! As exciting as this phase in your life should be, the process can also feel a bit confusing and stressful. So, it’s no surprise that you may depend on your parents and counselors to advise you about your career and college options.
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Where a student chooses to attend college is an important decision that will impact the rest of his or her life. As a school counselor, one of your many responsibilities is to support and assist students figure out and factor in the features of a school that are most important to them.
Successfully navigating the transition from high school to a postsecondary institution, regardless of your students' choice, can be challenging.
Helping and encouraging students to plan for college is an important part of what you do as a school counselor. It ensures that your students are college or career ready, and it provides a critical step in safeguarding those students’ postgraduate dreams come true.
As a teacher or counselor, you play a critical role in helping students choose their postsecondary path. Part of this process involves talking to students about exploring their interests and preparing for college.
In response to COVID-19 and the challenges experienced by many low-income college students, the federal government expanded access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP to offer eligible students additional help to pay for food.
Many students pay for part of their college education by working during college or by serving their community or country before or after they attend college. Students can gain valuable experiences through these diverse programs that reward work and service with financial aid for college.
If you're an adult who is thinking about getting more education to make a better life for yourself and your family, you're not alone. More and more adults are improving their skills and learning new skills by enrolling in college. And for good reason.
Grants are a large source of financial aid, one that doesn't need to be repaid. Often considered need-based aid, grants are like gifts that are awarded to students with the fewest financial resources. This need is determined when you fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
If you find that your college expenses exceed your grants, scholarships, work study, federal loans and savings, the SELF Loan Program could be a good option to bridge your remaining tuition gap.