From Inside Higher Ed:
The Obama administration on Wednesday unveiled a new web portal aimed at the people who help students and families prepare for college.
The site aggregates a range of Education Department resources and promotional material meant to encourage students to attend college and take advantage of federal student aid programs. Guidance counselors and other mentors are able to search a database containing infographics, fact sheets, videos, and other presentation materials relating to the financial aid process.
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From The Chronicle of Higher Education:
Prospective college students don’t care about college rankings nearly as much as their anxious mothers and fathers do, right? Maybe not.
According to the results of a survey released on Tuesday, 34 percent of college-bound students strongly disagreed, and 32 percent somewhat disagreed, with the statement that rankings “don’t matter to me, but they matter to my parents.” Meanwhile, just 6 percent strongly agreed, and 20 percent somewhat agreed, that rankings “don’t matter.”
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The State University of New York’s Center for Student Recruitment (CSR) in NYC invites your students and their families to attend our Group Information Sessions. These workshops provide an opportunity to explore SUNY campuses, academic programs, the application process, and the financial aid application and award process.
Detailed information is presented about the financial aid application and award process.
Tuesday, 10/29 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 11/19 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
How to File a SUNY Application
Learn the answers to all of your questions about the application process.
Wednesday, 10/30 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 11/27 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Which SUNY Are You?
Explore SUNY campuses, academic programs, the application process and more!
Wednesday, 11/13 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 12/04 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Please share this information with your students and ask them to pre-register today at: www.suny.edu/studentevents
All events will take place at:
SUNY Center for Student Recruitment
College of Optometry
(Across from Bryant Park)
33 West 42nd Street
New York, New York 10036
Thank you for your support of The State University of New York!
Financial aid season is upon us. Attached please find a flyer for the Options Center’s Financial Aid Workshops for Families. As you will see on the flyer, we will hold three workshops: two in December and one in January. Please forward the flyer out to your students, families and colleagues.
RSVP for one of the following times:
- Saturday, December 14, 11 am to 1 pm
- Tuesday, December 17, 6 pm to 8 pm
- Thursday, January 16, 6 pm to 8 pm
The Options Staff will:
- Provide an overview of the financial aid process
- Review the FAFSA, TAP and Profile (formerly CSS Profile) applications
- Answer your financial aid and college cost questions
Download the flier here for more details, and spread the word to your students!
Families must register here for their workshop date.
Have you searched for a student on Facebook? 31% of college admissions officers have visited an applicant’s online profile.*
Applying to College in the Age of Social Media
Wednesday, December 4th
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET | 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PT
Click here to register!
Learn how social media impacts the college admissions process. Join Kaplan’s Seppy Basili, General Manager of Kaplan K12 Learning Services, along with a panel of college admissions officers from around the country, as they dive into the importance of having a presentable social media landscape.
Be part of this relevant discussion and understand how to help students manage their digital footprint.
*Source: Kaplan’s 2013 College Admissions Officers Survey. 422 admissions officers responded to Kaplan’s telephone polling between July and September 2013. Top 500 colleges and universities as compiled from U.S. News & World Report.