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February 1, 2014 · 12:00 PM

Government Resources on Going to College

StudentAid.gov is a new website that provides straightforward and easy-to-understand information about planning and paying for college. The site combines content and interactive tools from several ED websites.

StudentAid.gov offers more than just information in an easy-to-read format; it also features videos and infographics to help answer the most frequently asked questions about financial aid.

As a mobile-optimized website, StudentAid.gov is fully accessible on tablets and smartphones. StudentAid.gov’s new look was tested with students, parents and borrowers, and we will continue to make improvements and updates based on your feedback.

Some New Features:

Income-Based Repayment Calculator: If your student loan debt is high but your income is modest, you may qualify for the Income-Based Repayment Plan (IBR). To find out whether you might be eligible to repay your loan under IBR, use our new IBR calculator.

Videos: We’ve developed videos to help make the financial aid process easier to understand. We’ll continue to roll out new videos and update our playlists on the Federal Student Aid YouTube channel.

Infographics: Our infographics will help you understand what steps you need to take to get money for college or career school.

Social Media: In addition to StudentAid.gov, Federal Student Aid has also launched Twitter and Facebook to offer you alternative options to learn about the student aid process.

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City Colleges of Chicago – Expanding Education Opportunities for Adults, CCC Opens Instruction Sites in High-Need Areas

City Colleges of Chicago – Expanding Education Opportunities for Adults, CCC Opens Instruction Sites in High-Need Areas.

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Best Values of public and private colleges

This Today show segment explains how the sticker price is not want you are expected to pay. Great information on the best value for your money. They don’t mention that its highly competitive and you have to get in.

http://www.today.com/id/3041440/ns/today-money/

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Love the College Solution!

Check out this great blog that covers all the ins and outs of getting yourself to college.

http://www.thecollegesolution.com/

 

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gerardo1313.wordpress.com: Sea bueno: le

gerardo1313.wordpress.com: Sea bueno: le estamos vigilando: Por ahí de los años 50 del siglo pasado, Philip Dick escribió uno de sus… http://wp.me/pJpDr-fL

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1 Million Dollar Scholarship for undocumented

Standford University takes the Dreamer a step further!  There are pockets of scholarships for undocumented students but they are rarely published so you have to ask.

http://www.npr.org/2012/12/11/166980250/berkeley-receives-1m-for-undocumented-students

 

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Achievement Gap continues to affect Latinos

If we don’t address the achievement gap in our schools, Latinos will not be able to compete and  fill the jobs of the future.

Take a look at how the achievement gap shows up in the Chicago Suburbs.

 

School report cards: Hispanic ‘achievement gap’

 

Suburban schools work to close Hispanic ‘achievement gap’

 

 

 

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Julian Castro address the nation and mentions Cafe College

Last night Julian Castro,  the Mayor of San Antonio addressed the Democratic National Convention  praises President Obama’s support for Pell grants, DREAM Act. He also mentioned Cafe College,  a great idea  working in San Antonio, Texas.  As you enter the website find Julian encouraging you to go to college.  Check it out!

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New website to help with Financial Aid!

studentaid.ed.gov

 

I just saw the new website the United States government has reformatted just for you!  I find it is  easy to navigate and gives you so much information on way to get yourself to college.

It covers the three main steps to make your dreams come true.

  1. Prepare in high school and in life
  2. Apply to college
  3.  Pay for college

“We want to give students and parents the information they need to make smart and affordable education choices. A big part of that is educating people on the most affordable way to finance a college education: federal student aid,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. “This new, easy-to-understand website will help families better navigate the process of planning and paying for college. And it will help students manage their loan payments after they graduate so they avoid falling into default.”

It is a great improvement on the past confusing sites.  Tell me what you think!

Student Aid

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