The one that motivated me to write essays and apply to colleges while telling me to become more active during high school was the most stressing person I’ve met. For every individual there has been at least one person that helped them become motivated to got to college and become more active. Some common motivators are family, friends , celebrities, teachers and even historical figures. But for me, the one that motivated me was none other than my nagging high school counselor/advisor, Marienel Lopez. It is because of her nosyness that and non-stop nagging that I joined the Upward Bound summer program, applied for scholarships and colleges, and even participated for JROTC. If it weren’t for her meddlesome behavior to help me become successful, I am completely sure I would not have been able to attend Penn State and be part of Upward Bound Migrant program. The first time I met Marienel I thought she would be calm and chill, but boy was I wrong.
University Writing Center (UWC) and Academic Success Center (ASC) are two of the university facilities that help students enrich their academic experience. While UWC assists students in improving their written and oral communication skills through one to one consulting sessions, online resources, and workshops, ASC works to enhance students’ intellectual performance through academic coaching, supplemental instruction, drop-in tutoring sessions, and peer mentoring. Both of the organizations take a collaborative learning approach to encourage students to develop necessary study skills for academic success and increase student retention. ASC offers various student development programs; however, our focus for this proposal will be on drop-in tutoring services offered by ASC.
The College welcomes applications from transfer students who have a 3.0, but those who have completed a two-year degree may be ineligible for admission. Students who already possess a four-year degree are not eligible for admission.
Nowadays, tuition and expenses are exceedingly high, to the point that some students are forced to drop some of their courses or even worse stop going to school and continue working. Further, the average student who graduates today from a 4-year school owes $28,000 in student debt. This has alarmed government officials and concerned citizens alike; as a result, yielding many state and federal level proposals aimed at decreasing the financial burden of students. One campaign which recently launched last September 2015 and supports the advocacy of alleviating students’ debt is the America’s College Promise Act, more commonly known as the Heads Up America Campaign.
Free tuition for colleges is a topic that has come up a lot lately in the United States. Especially in the beginning of this year, when the democratic race was in place, Bernie Sanders started making tuition-free colleges one of his campaign points. While there are some that seem to neglect the idea of free tuition, the majority will agree that if not free at least it should be affordable. This topic is a very interesting one because it provides fascinating facts on both sides of the spectrum. One thing people argue against free tuition is that the United States has around 300 million people in population and it could not possibly keep up with the increase in college attendance and cost. On the other hand free tuition in colleges is relative common in almost every first world country around the world and even second and third world countries. Which leaves us to determine that it is not only possible for government to be responsible for education but it seems to be the norm around the world except in the United States. I think that colleges should be tuition free. Community colleges should be funded by the government and the government should not only be responsible in providing free tuition to its citizens but take pride that its citizens have access to free education, making its society an educated one.
It was normal day like any another when I received my financial aid package from college. I remember the excitement that came with being one step further on the path to my life. And just as clearly, I can remember the sinking feeling I got in my stomach when I looked at my financial aid package. This was the first time in my life I had thought I might not go to college. After thought about education, experience, and money, I came to that college is worth the debt that may be incurred.
Thank you for the offer of financial aid so that my daughter Natalia Nunez, can attend American Academy for the 2017-2018 school year. In this letter I want to address that my daughter’s biological father is not available. I do not know where he resides or have spoken to him in the past 10 years. Furthermore, his name does not appear on her birth record and to my knowledge, has not initiated any claim of right over my daughter. Whereas it is my understanding that he is not and will not be part of my daughter’s life.
I am a student in my second semester at Eastfield college. I plan to get my associate’s degree of arts and then transfer to the University of Texas at Dallas’ Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communications program. As such, I would like to take all the experience I gain from Eastfield and use it wherever I may go in the future. I would like to receive the scholarship to help me join Phi Theta Kappa and maintain my commitment with the organization.
Thank you for letting me know about the Mercy College Internship Grant. I appreciate the time you took to call me personally to inform me about this opportunity. I would definitely start working on the application from to have it done as soon as possible.
Presently, the availability of educational opportunities at the college and university level is a critical state and personal interest given the needs of the state for a well-educated workforce which has never been greater. Too many, the focal point of attending college is receiving a high paying job in the future. Unfortunately, in most states, tuition is on the rise and students who come from low-income families find themselves struggling to fund their education. According to legislatures, “The cost of college in New Jersey, as in the nation, continues to grow faster than the rate of inflation.” (State of New Jersey 1). In the national financial aid policy resources that are typically given to the neediest families are shifting towards
During week two, we were tasked to conduct a financial analysis of the Johnson family and assess their ability to independently fund the college educations of their three children. That analysis determined the two hundred dollars currently contributed monthly to each child’s college fund since each child was born will not fully fund their educations, given their ages, current balances in each college fund and the annual inflation of college costs. Assuming their available cash flow will only support the current monthly college fund contributions, alternative methods and financial tools must be explored to mitigate the shortfall. The purpose of this paper will be to research other college funding alternatives which may
The words “free college tuition” spark interest in any college student with accumulating debt. In fact, this topic is so incredibly supported that Bernie Sanders implemented it as a core interest in his 2016 campaign. Once Hillary Clinton became the Democratic nominee, she decided to take it on herself with an extensive plan that guaranteed students free tuition. Unsurprisingly, free tuition resonates extremely well within the student demographic. To forty million Americans, free tuition eliminates the largest problem for students: debt (Hess, 2017). However, free college tuition generates the inverse of what these low-income and middle-income students believe. In fact, free college cripples them from multiple perspectives; students will end up spending more financially, will be less likely to graduate with a degree, and will be subjected to more inequality and less exposure.
Financial aid is money in the form of loans, grants and employment that is available to a student to help pay the cost of attending. Financial aid comes from the federal government, which is the largest provider of aid, as well as state government, the school and a variety of other public and private sources.