Southern California NACAC College Fairs
Don’t miss out on attending one of these great college fairs in Southern California! Sunday, April 24th – Anaheim Convention Center: Pre-register for the college fair through NACAC: Register for the Orange County College Fair Monday, April 25th – Ventura County Fairgrounds: If you live in the Ventura County area and would like a ride, registration […] The post Southern California NACAC College Fai...
Obama Proposes Changes to Pell Grant Program
Students who use the Pell Grant to help pay for school may soon have access to additional funds. The Obama administration has proposed that an extra $2 billion be allocated to the program in fiscal year 2017. The expansion would create incentives that encourage on-time college completion. Specifically: • Under the “Pell for Accelerated Completion” […] The post Obama Proposes Changes to Pell Grant ...
10 Things Parents Need To Know About Cal Grants
10 Things Parents Need To Know About Cal Grants 1.Your student can go to college with the help of Cal Grants – that’s up to $12,192* of free money annually! *Amount varies depending upon the eligible school that your student attends. 2.Cal Grants are good at all UCs, CSUs, community colleges and many eligible private, […] The post 10 Things Parents Need To Know About Cal Grants appeared first on N...
3 Reasons You Should Fill Out the FAFSA—No Matter How Rich You Are
Many middle class families don’t want to bother with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known to its friends as the FAFSA, because they have heard that only students from families earning less than about $50,000 get federal grants. But the FAFSA also qualifies students of all income levels for lots of other financial aid […] The post 3 Reasons You Should Fill Out the FAFSA—No Matter How...
UC System Extends Transfer Deadline
Transfer Students: You still have time to apply to a UC school! According to the University of California Admissions Website: Transfer students now have until Jan. 4, 2016 to submit their application for admission. We’re doing all we can to make transfer easier. That includes giving students a little more time to complete their UC […] The post UC System Extends Transfer Deadline appeared first on ...
Finding Your “Right Fit” College
The BEST WAY to evaluate what college suits you is to visit as many campuses as possible. You do not even need to visit the exact campuses you are interested in if they are too far to visit. Simply taking time to tour a variety of campuses in the area so you can get a […] The post Finding Your “Right Fit” College appeared first on NCPS.
Obama Proclaims “National College Application Month”
Obama Proclaims November National College Application Month “This month, let us strive to expand access to quality higher education for all people and to make real our nation’s promise of opportunity,” Obama said in his announcement. “…I call upon public officials, educators, parents, students, and all Americans to observe this month with appropriate ceremonies, activities, […] The post Obama Proc...
Don’t Forget to Send Your Test Scores!!!
Hello students, even though you report your scores on your applications, you must still send them to the schools! Make sure you check the due dates for each school based on applying early action, early decision or regular decision. In addition, if you are taking future tests, make sure you know which schools will accept the November […] The post Don’t Forget to Send Your Test Scores!!! appeared fi...
Federal Direct Loan Rates Drop
The new federal student loan rates have been posted and they are lower than the 2014/2015 rates. Each year the Federal student loan interest rates are set according to the yield of the 10-year U.S. Treasury note plus a fixed percentage. On May 13, 2015, the U.S. Treasury held the 10-year Treasury note auction, which […] The post Federal Direct Loan Rates Drop appeared first on NCPS.
Choosing the Right Colleges
Achieving a perfect list of right-fit colleges is not an easy task! Students often chose schools based on location, activities they want to participate in, where their friends are applying and so forth. However, the most important factors should include affordability, major, and internship potential, with the main focus being how is each school going to best prepare me for the next […] The post C...