Monthly Archives: December 2014

YMCA NYC Hosting FAFSA Completion Events, January-March

With the support of HESC the YMCA will be hosting 25+ FAFSA completion events throughout the city. All the events are open to the public and many are hosted at our branches. We also are providing metrocards to families so … Continue reading

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College Credit Card Agreements Continue to Decline

From Inside Higher Ed: The number of colleges that partner with financial institutions to offer credit cards has dropped by nearly 70 percent since 2009, according to new data from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The consumer bureau on Monday … Continue reading

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Why the Admissions Office May Be Part of the Problem of College Access

From the Chronicle of Higher Education: Access to college is a hot issue these days, with policy makers and colleges looking for ways to enroll more low-income, first-generation, and minority students. Many people see the admissions office as a key … Continue reading

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New Report from Research Alliance Explores NYC Students’ Pathways Into and Through College

From NYU Steinhardt: A new report from the Research Alliance for New York City Schools gives a first look at patterns of college enrollment, persistence, and completion for New York City high school students. “It is rare to be able … Continue reading

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NACAC – Step by Step: College Awareness and Planning for Families, Counselors and Communities

NACAC developed and distributes, free of charge, its Step by Step: College Awareness and Planning for Families, Counselors and Communities. This is a college access curriculum. There are three different programs for students and another to introduce the program to … Continue reading

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Sharing Intel on Completion

From Inside Higher Ed: A new coalition of 11 large public research universities plans to work together on techniques to improve their graduation rates, particularly for lower-income students. Dubbed the University Innovation Alliance, the group hopes to dial back the hyper-competitiveness … Continue reading

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CICU Professional Development Workshop, Jan. 20

Dear School Counselors, College Counselors, Mentors, Tutors, Teachers, School Administrators and Community-Based Organizations’ College Advisors: Please save the date and help us spread the word for our Professional Development (PD) Workshop on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at Pace University, NYC … Continue reading

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