You did it! You are going to college, congrats! As you finish off high school and enjoy end-of-year celebrations, you'll want to start looking toward your summer. Here are my top tips on what you'll need to accomplish before leaving for college.
As high school graduations wind down, many college-bound students are setting their sights not only on entering college come fall, but also making sense of what can be complicated financial aid packages.
Understanding the financial process isn't easy, but it's important to understand the basics as you prepare your child for college. Learn as much as you can about the financial aid process and help reduce the impact of this important financial decision.
Late March and April is one of the most enjoyable times of the year for Students Rising Above (SRA) advisors. This is when students finally hear back from their targeted colleges regarding acceptance, and most receive their financial aid packages.
Do you need money for college? If you are going next semester, then you are probably among many people who may be in need of financial aid. In fact, 85 percent of college undergrads receive financial aid.
There is still talk that Congress may actually reauthorize the Higher Education Act this year and that means greater than usual attention to questioning what works and doesn't work when it comes to handling what is increasingly being referred to as the student debt "crisis."
Many booarding schools have found it difficult to consistently maintain full enrollments. Mercersburg was founded as a boys' school in 1893; it added girls in 1969 to counter a shrinking male applicant pool.
While private schools may receive no direct funding from government, they do receive significant indirect support from Washington and from their states and municipalities in the form of tax loopholes, deductions, and exemptions - tax expenditures in the nomenclature of the IRS.
Raise.me is an organization that purports to provide wonderful scholarship opportunities to high school students, particularly those who are less privileged. Too good to be true? Probably. Misleading? Perhaps.
We cannot afford to lose a generation of scientists, mathematicians, entrepreneurs, and faith leaders of Jessica's caliber. We must provide equitable postsecondary educational opportunities for undocumented children.
This past weekend, the NextGenVest team headed to the Teach For America 25th Anniversary Summit in Washington D.C. It was incredible to see an organization facilitate candid discussions about tough topics -- from the school to prison pipeline, to the need for more diverse educators.