Summer Checklist

July 12, 2017

 

The fall semester is just around the corner. From high school graduation to your first day of colllege, there is a lot to get to done before you’re ready to step foot on campus. Don’t get sidetracked by "summer melt" - when students who intend to go to college never actually enroll for the fall semester. Set aside time during the summer...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15 to Finish: Graduate on time.

March 17, 2017

 

When you enroll in college you probably have certain expectations – including the amount of time it will take to complete your degree. If you are attending college full time, you expect to graduate with an associate degree in two years or a bachelor’s degree in four years. Here’s the problem – more than half of Missouri students do not ...

 

 

 

 

 

I need to file my FAFSA when?

Jan. 3, 2017

 

The 2017-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly known as the FAFSA, became available Oct. 1, 2016. As a result, some deadlines for filing the FAFSA have changed. Two important deadlines you need to know are: the Access Missouri Grant deadline and your college’s financial aid deadline. Determine ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why college is important

Nov. 30, 2016

 

Continuing your education beyond high school is more important today than ever before. By 2018, an estimated 60 percent of jobs in Missouri will require some form of higher education. Right now, about 50.6 percent of Missourians have a college degree or certificate. That means Missouri needs...

 

 

 

 

 

Changes to the FAFSA

Oct. 4, 2016

 

There are a few changes to the FAFSA this year, but it’s nothing you can’t handle. There’s no need to panic. Who needs to file? One thing that hasn’t changed is who should file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid. If you are going to be a college student in Fall 2017 and/or Spring 2018, you need to...

 

 

 

 

What counts as college? Students sitting at tables with computers and notes.

Sept. 23, 2016

 

All this talk about college, but what actually counts? Let’s break it down. When it comes to college, a number of options are available. The type of school and educational program you choose will determine the types of jobs for which you will be qualified....