Helping Your Students Apply for Financial Aid? Don’t Forget to File the FAFSA
If you are advising a student who needs help paying for college, remember that the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is something that you should file.
The FAFSA is a form that the Government provides online to help colleges understand a family’s financial picture and to determine eligibility for federal, state and school-sponsored financial aid. Read more
Teacher profile: English teacher Andrea Michelle describes three critical life skills she teaches her students
Andrea Michelle, a high-energy educator who has been teaching high school for eight years, believes students can learn about more than literature in her English classes – they can learn critical life skills too.
In a recent video interview with the Student Research Foundation, she described how she elevates classroom discussions and experiences to a higher level. Read more
How Your Students with Special Interests Can Get Extra Help with College Admissions and Funding in 2023
In the eyes of many college admissions officials, the “perfect” applicant is a student who has a top GPA, near-perfect scores on the ACT or SAT tests, and whose family is ready and able to pay full tuition.
Yes, applicants who meet those criteria will not have any problem getting into the colleges of their choice. But let’s face reality. How many students are you teaching or counseling who can meet all those criteria? Chances are, very few. But the good news today is that because colleges are working hard to fill their incoming classes, there are plenty of colleges out there who are eager to admit students who don’t necessarily hit all those high benchmarks.
Many of today’s colleges want your students, just the way they are. And in today’s post, we will explain how “imperfect” students can still be admitted to great colleges of their choice. Read more
Texas Teacher Briana Stone Believes Communication and Cooperation Are Critical Skills
Briana Stone Believes Communication and Cooperation Are the Two Critical Success Skills to Teach in High School
What are the most critical skills students need to succeed after high school? Briana Stone, who teaches high school English in Texas, has thought about that question, and pinpointed these two abilities . . . Read more
Are These College Scholarships on Your Radar?
Are you a high school student, a parent, a teacher, or a college counselor? Remember, it is never too early to start researching sources of financial aid.
First, speak to the financial aid officers at the colleges you are considering. Take notes and follow their advice and instructions. Don’t overlook important details, such as application deadlines. Read more