High school seniors are not the only people who should be
thinking about college. Beginning freshman year of high school, there are many
things that students and parents can start working on. From grades, activities,
and courses to college applications and financial aid, we have you covered with
the college planning checklist.
Focus on grades.
A student’s grade point average begins cumulating on day one
of high school. For some kids,
for college is one of the most exciting times in a high school senior’s life.
It’s also one of the most stressful. There’s a lot of thought and preparation
that goes into college. We want to make getting ready for college as simple
and painless as possible for both seniors and their parents. Here are some
college planning tools that can make preparing, saving, and paying for college
easier than ever. What’s more, they’re all free!
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is an important law that was created by Congress and signed into law in 1974, to protect the privacy of students and their parents. FERPA applies to any public or private school that receives federal funding. The Act spells out the rights of students and the responsibilities of educational institutions when sharing and maintaining education records.
What Are Your Rights Under FERPA?
FERPA governs the way educational records are shared,
It’s never too early to begin thinking about college. This scholarship aims to start students on the path to higher education at a younger age. The Victor E. Bell Scholarship is a North Carolina scholarship offered through College Foundation, Inc. (CFI) with the goal of supporting high-potential North Carolina students from limited financial backgrounds. Named for the former Chairman of the Board of Trustees for CFI, the scholarship is awarded annually to ten different seventh-grade students across North Carolina.
The road to higher education can look different for each student. There are many factors to consider when deciding between a two-year and a four-year college. You’ll need to consider what type of degree will serve you best, which school suits your lifestyle and how you plan to pay for your education. There is no one right path — there are advantages and disadvantages to both types of schools.
Consider Your Career
Through attending a two-year school,
Picture this: It’s your first day of college, and you’re so excited to find your dorm room, meet your roommate and find out where your classes are. You’re thrilled to be learning new things and marching on towards your degree. But you’re especially excited that you got to save time and money by testing out of the courses you’ve already mastered. If you feel ready for the challenge of more advanced courses,