Free tuition

Going to college shouldn’t be a financial burden, unfortunately it is for most of us. The United States has recently made some updates in providing low cost and even no cost to students in some states on tuition and board.

I’m not talking about federal or state aid such as fafsa, some higher tax paying states offer free tuition to full-time undergraduate students who qualify for their program. Some of the programs require you to work for them after graduation or  to qualify be considered low income. None the less gives these options a try.

tuition free for middle class NEW YORKERS

CNN news said:

“More than 30,000 Tennesseans and 7,000 Oregonians have gone to community college tuition free already. Students in New York and San Francisco are set to start on the same path this fall. And it’s picking up steam, with lawmakers in several other places across the country considering similar programs.”

CNN article here

 

According to us news:

Alice Lloyd College, Pippa Passes, Kentucky: Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, this school offers a free tuition guarantee, but only to full-time students from one of the 108 counties in the Central Appalachian service area. The area encompasses districts in Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the college’s home state of Kentucky. U.S. News rank: Rank Not Published, National Liberal Arts Colleges

Barclay College, Haviland, Kansas: Students attend this Christian college tuition-free, but students must live on campus to qualify. The school offers a handful of academic disciplines, includingyouth ministry, elementary education and business administration. The college is classified as a theological school, which U.S. News does not rank.

Berea College, Berea, Kentucky: Students do not pay tuition at this Christian college but must participate in the Student Labor Program. All full-time students work at least 10 hours a week on campus, and can receive additional, low wages ($4.65 to $6.80 an hour) for their hours. U.S. News rank: 60 (tie), National Liberal Arts Colleges

College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Missouri: This Christian school foots the bill for students’ tuition. Students work 15 hours on campus per week, plus two 40-hour weeks each year during semester breaks. At least 90 percent of incoming students must demonstrate financial need, and jobs range from custodial work to dairy farming. U.S. News rank: 4, Regional Colleges (Midwest)

Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia: Students who apply to this small music school are evaluated on “artistic promise,” according to the institution’s mission statement, and must audition for a spot on the roster. The school puts on more than 200 student performances per year, and all accepted students receive full-tuition scholarships. The school has maintained its all-scholarship policy since 1928. U.S. News rank: Unranked

Deep Springs College, Big Pine, California: This two-year school only enrolls about 14 students for each incoming class. Students work on the school’s cattle ranch and alfalfa farm and receive scholarships to cover tuition and room and board for two years. Most students transfer to a four-year college to complete their degree.

An all-male school, Deep Springs planned to admit female students in 2013, but a judge barred the school from doing so after alumni sued the institution. As a two-year institution, Deep Springs is not included in the U.S. News Best Colleges rankings.

• Webb Institute, Glen Cove, New York: Students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents pay no tuition or fees at this school, which bills itself as: “The only college in the country devoted to ship design engineering.” This small engineering school offers a single course of study, a dual bachelor’s degree in naval architecture and marine engineering. Students can apply for federal loans and grants to cover their room, board and other expenses. U.S. News rank: Unranked

Service academies: Pledging to serve the country can mean major educational benefits. The five institutions below tend to have rigorous application processes – all but the Coast Guard Academy require a congressional nomination for acceptance – and require students to serve after graduation. Tuition, room and board are free.

 

United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado. U.S. News rank: 32 (tie), National Liberal Arts Colleges

United States Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut. U.S. News rank: 2, Regional Colleges (North)

United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York. U.S. News rank: 3, Regional Colleges (North)

United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. U.S. News rank: 19 (tie), National Liberal Arts Colleges

United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland. U.S. News rank: 12 (tie), National Liberal Arts Colleges

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Paying tuition

There is no reason that any student should pay full tuition for college. It just takes time and work to find different ways to pay. Scholarships aren’t just for the 4.0 GPA students, the athletes or the artist. The truth is: there are scholarships out there for everyone.

Service clubs, companies, and charities give out about $2 billion in private scholarships each year. Roughly 1 million students receive this support – meaning 1 out of 13 students wins a scholarship. The average of these scholarships is $2,000. So are you ready to start looking?

The following is a list of scholarships with corresponding links you can research and have an idea of what is out there:

Minority Scholarships. These scholarships are typically reserved for students from financially unprivileged backgrounds and ethnicities.

Employee Scholarships. Many employers, whether yours or your parents, offer scholarships to students just because of the relationship that exists between the two.

Wacky Scholarships. There are scholarships out there that are wacky enough for any student. Just type “wacky scholarships” into a search engine to find more.

School Year Scholarships. Whether you’re college or graduate school, there are scholarships available to students within every school year. Find your school year and apply today!

Scholarships by Personality Type. Did you know you can find scholarships to suit just about any personality trait or interest? Find scholarships that suit who you are, as a student, today.

Situational Scholarships. You can find scholarships to suit just about any situation within, they offer students from all walks of life the opportunity to fund their education.

This information was gathered from  http://www.fastweb.com/

 

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DREAMer’s Roadmap

Below you will find the link to the DREAMer’s Roadmap page. They help undocumented students find scholarship opportunities through a mobile app. 

Why DREAMer’s Roadmap?

For years undocumented students have struggled more than permanent residents or citizen students in everyday situations. But when senior year of high school comes around it becomes one of the hardest year for an undocumented student. This is the year when most students find out that they don’t qualify for FAFSA and the majority of scholarships. First because they don’t have a social security number and second because they are not “legal” permanent residents or citizens of the United States. Many students by this point are discouraged and don’t believe that going to college is a possibility. That is why we they very proud to provide the Dreamers Roadmap App for students across the country. Their tool will equip DREAMers to realize their full potential and path to college.

 (this information is directly from their website, please follow the link below)

http://www.dreamersroadmap.com/

The importance of Internships

 

It’s frustrating to graduate college and then not being able to get a job because employers disdain your lack of experience. So my question use to be: How do you expect me to have experience if you don’t offer me an opportunity? Magic answer to this question is: Internships. The sooner you start them the better. Don’t wait until your junior or senior year to start. Besides getting a foot in the door with a potential employer and looking good on a resume, internships have other advantages:

Possible college credit or certification: What can be better than this? Getting paid (some of the time) acquiring real experience and getting college credit?

Chances to network: Networking is interacting with other people to exchange information and develop contacts, especially to further one’s career. Yes, you can attend a networking event without doing an internship, but you would be limiting yourself. Being an intern gives you more opportunities to build connections with company professionals that can be very beneficial for your future career, it allows you to establish deeper relationships than you normally would talking to a stranger one-on-one.

Resume Builder: “How do I get a job interview?” Well, there is one specific section on your resume that employers will be more interested in than any other section. EXPERIENCE. Internships are the perfect way to get that relevant experience as appose to a part time retail job (not that is anything wrong with that). When employer’s see that you have done one or multiple internships it will go a long way in convincing them that you are an asset to their company.

Test drive a career: It gives you the opportunity to experience what it’s like on a day to day basis. A real life perspective on the occupation: How much time is spent behind a desk versus in the field? Am I more comfortable working with patients or in a lab? Would I be happier in marketing or advertising? It also gives you an introduction to the field’s culture and etiquette.

& here is a secret: you can compete for a higher starting salary. Graduates who participate in an internship will likely earn more than students who did not intern since then have more experience in their fields.

 

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ACT & SAT?

Colleges accept the ACT and SAT equivalently. Now, picking the test where you’ll perform the best in, is critical to your admission chances.

Here’s what you need to know to compare the exams:

  SAT ACT
Why Take It Colleges use SAT scores for admissions and merit-based scholarships. Colleges use ACT scores for admissions and merit-based scholarships.
Test Structure
  • Reading
  • Writing & Language
  • Math
  • Essay (Optional)
  • English
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science Reasoning

Essay (Optional)

Length
  • 3 hours (without essay)
  • 3 hours, 50 minutes (with essay)
  • 2 hours, 55 minutes (without essay)
  • 3 hours, 40 minutes (with essay)
Reading 5 reading passages 4 reading passages
Science None 1 science section testing your critical thinking skills (not your specific science knowledge)
Math Covers:

  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra I & II
  • Geometry, Trigonometry and Data Analysis
Covers:

  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra I & II
  • Geometry and Trigonometry
Calculator Policy Some math questions don’t allow you to use a calculator. You can use a calculator on all math questions.
Essays Optional. The essay will test your comprehension of a source text. Optional. The essay will test how well you evaluate and analyze complex issues.
How It’s Scored Scored on a scale of 400–1600 Scored on a scale of 1–36

 

Graph taken from www.princetonreview.com where you can also try a free practice test for each and see how you score!

 

Below is a chart of the upcoming test dates & deadlines.

ACT Test Dates & Deadlines
ACT Test Date Registration Deadline ACT Scores Available
June 10, 2017 May 5, 2017 Jun. 20, 2017
SAT Test Dates & Deadlines
SAT Test Date Registration Deadline SAT Scores Available
May 6, 2017 Apr. 7, 2017 Jun. 8, 2017
June 3, 2017 May 9. 2017 Jul. 12, 2017

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AXIS SCHOLARSHIP 2017

Requirements: 

1.Baptized and member of the United Latin American Pentecostal Church for a minimum of 3 years

2. Letter of recommendation sent from your pastor to e-mail axisstudentsblog@gmail.com

3. Active College Student

4. Copy of your unofficial transcript (minimum 3.0)

5. Answer Essay question: In 500 words tell us how you were led to the major your choose and why. What are your goals 5 years from now? How are you contributing to your local church?

Instructions:

E- mail everything in one e-mail to axisstudentsblog@gmail.com

On the subject of your e-mail write : your District , state and City

The only other e-mail we should receive from you should be from your Pastors. His letter should be in letter format. The e-mail subject of your recommendation letter should have your name.

Deadline April 5, 2017