It’s finally September, which means back-to-school season!Â With the current state of the economy, many students and parents are more mindful of costs when it comes to textbooks, tuition, and other expenses.Â Check out this week’s College News Roundup with tips on saving money, writing your college applications, and getting ready for the upcoming school year.Â Good luck, everyone!
1.Â Get the Most College Financial Aid
Good Morning America provides tips, a timeline, and a list of helpful sites for the financial aid application process.
3. High School Students Search for New Ways to Impress Colleges
The Daily Local News addresses what so many high school students want to know: what to do to get into top colleges. What’s the secret? Everyone who wants to get into a top school is taking the hardest classes, but if everyone’s doing it, how will you stand out? Read more to find out.
4. Who’s “Really Ready” for College? Retired Marquette Dean Gives Advice
This USA Today article features Robert Neuman, a retired dean of advising at Marquette University in Milwaukee, who shares some tips about how to be ready for and succeed in college.
Facebook meets Gilt Groupe in this new private store with discounted apparel for college students only.Â Check out this Mashable article for more information.
6. Rocketing Past the College Admission Blunders
Think you should write your application essay as a poem? Think again. US News has some tips and suggestions on how your application should look.
7. 12 Things College Students Don’t Need
Kiplinger’s gives some guidelines on how students and parents save money, stress, and hassle when college starts.Â Major takeaways?Â Buy lower-end products and keep track of your expenses.
8. College Online: Virtually the Same?
Many schools already have online Master’s programs, but are adding more and more undergraduate programs to their online initiatives.Â As a University of California vice provost explains, adding online programs will make higher education “more globally accessible and affordable.”Â Read more about it in this New York Times piece.
9. Keeping Parents’ “Helicopters” Grounded During College
Do you hear that whir around you as you start college? Or perhaps you are the source of the whirring? This LA Times article discusses what colleges are doing to help ease the transition for not only incoming freshmen, but their helicopter parents as well.
10. Local Students Benefit from Private Colleges’ Financial Aid
Top private universities are seeking to attract students in their local areas with increased financial aid and scholarships.Â Will this cause students to rethink going to school hundreds of miles away?Â Read more about this new trend in this USA Today article.