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This guide goes over the cost of college and the associated steps to pay for it. There are 6 steps in total, including The Cost of College, The Steps to Paying for College, Financial Aid, Scholarships & Grants, College Savings Accounts, and Student Loans.

In addition, there are 5 recorded videos to make the information more digestible and engaging.

Guide to Paying for College - Financial Aid, Scholarships, Savings, & Student Loans

Compare important information about Virginia colleges and universities, like graduation rates, majors. You can check it out here: https://gradpathva.com/

Fair Opportunity Project’s College Application Guide, a free resource:
The guide can be accessed at fairopportunityproject.com

  • Yes, College/Universities Read your College Essay
Through the essay the college can tell:
  1. If you can think critically and creatively
  2. You have the ability to communicate your feelings
  3. About your value system and sense of humor-in short.
  4. If you are an orderly individual
  5. If you have originality
  6. If you took the essay very seriously and really put forth effort.

Do's and Don'ts to follow when writing your essay:

  • Type the essay
  • Use your own voice
  • watch spelling
  • don't repeat lists of your activities
  • don't let mom or dad write it
  • accentuate the positive-even in a painful experience
  • don't write a traditional introductory paragraph
  • the first few sentences are critical
  • the five paragraph is too repetitive

Goals of the Essay:
  1. To help the reader get to know you-a window of your personality, values, and goals
  2. To illustrate your uniqueness
  3. To enable the reader to evaluate your writing
  4. To help the reader create a full (and hopefully memorable) picture of you

How to write:

  • Brainstorm
  • Spend as much time thinking as you do writing
  • If stuck, brainstorm with someone else
  • If you write about an activity or experience, focus not on how good you are or what you have accomplished, but what is means to you
  • Focus on the question "What should I tell them about me?"
  • Have someone read it when finished and don't say "Do you like it?" BUT "What do you think it says about me."
  • Finally ask yourself, "If college deans were to place me with roommates based on this essay, would they be able to choose compatible people? Would it give them enough to go on?"

Top College Admission Essay Myths Debunked
  • Myth: No one really reads the application essays.

    Fact: Of course admission officers read your essays!

    They wouldn’t ask you to write something they did not plan to read.
    Admissions professionals want to read your story, the one you feel it’s important to share with them. It’s your story. Your voice. Your words. What they don’t want is to read a story about something you think they want to hear.
  • Myth: An application essay has to be written about an impressive topic.
  • Fact: You are impressive, not the topic.

    The subject is you; the topic is secondary. A college application essay is your opportunity to share something meaningful about yourself. Colleges want to know what you learned, not what you did.“The essay does not have to be about something huge, some life-changing event,” says Calvin Wise, the Associate Director for Undergraduate Admissions at Johns Hopkins University. “You can write about an ‘a-ha’ moment, what defines you as a person. But it doesn’t have to be really extensive. Students think they need a monumental experience, but the essay can be about something small.
  • “What does it mean to you?” Wise asks. “That is what we want to know.”
  • Myth: Your college entrance essay should sound sophisticated, like Hemingway or a college professor.

    Fact: Nope, admission officers do not expect you to sound like a professional writer.

    The college essay is your story, and it should be written using your words, in your voice. You are a high school senior, and you should sound like one. Not your mom. Not your dad. Not your English teacher. And certainly not one of the most revered writers of all time!
  • Myth: Admission officers can’t tell if a parent, tutor, teacher, or college coach has “helped” a student with an essay. They won’t know if you plagiarized either.

    Fact: Oh, yes they can. And there is a fine line between getting help and letting someone write part or all of your essay.

    While parents and others cannot always tell the difference, admission officers know when someone other than the student writes a story. And they don’t like it.
  • Myth: There is a right way and a wrong way to write an essay.

    Fact: Your best story will grow out of the process of writing your college application essay.

    There are no tricks and no shortcuts to writing the “perfect” college application essay. You just need to trust the process.
    Nor does the college essay need to be so daunting. That does not mean it will be easy, but it can be a little less stressful if you allow it to emerge from a process of discovery that includes brainstorming, free writing, revision, review, and editing.
  • Just keep reminding yourself: there is no magic formula to help you ace this assignment. To stand out, tell a genuine story about yourself using your words and your voice, and show some reflection.

    Myth: Only superstar students impress admission officers with their essays.

    Fact: Anyone can stand out with a great story!

    You don’t have to rescue a child from a house fire, get a million downloads for an app you developed, or train seeing-eye dogs to impress admission officers.
    One student wrote a fabulous college essay about memorizing the general intestinal track to ace his anatomy final. Another wrote a gorgeous story about finding her passion for nature while pulling weeds in a community garden. One boy focused on the moment he forgot his cello for an orchestra concert and improvised his performance with a bass guitar. His problem-solving skills impressed admission officers, and one college sent him an offer of admission that praised his essay.
  • "I think sometimes students feel that because they haven't found the cure for cancer they have nothing to share," says Vanderbilt University’s Assistant Director for Undergraduate Admissions Jan Deike. "Life is truly lived in the smaller moments."
    So be personal. Be reflective. Move away from the English paper formula and write a first-person story that draws the reader in.
    “There’s a misconception about what we do inside the admissions office,” Hopkins’ Wise adds. “We are trying to predict future potential. We need to dig deeper where the essay comes into play. That’s where we find out more about the student. The essay is a student’s opportunity to speak directly to the admissions office, and we want to hear a 17-year-old’s voice.
    How do you do that? Be personal. Be reflective. Move away from the five-paragraph English paper formula and write a first-person story that draws the reader in.

  • Why Your "A" English Paper Is Not a Strong College Essay

    by Kim Lifton

    President, Wow Writing Workshop
    Year after year, students send us college application essays to review that were written for an English class. Most of the essays earned A’s . . . but not a single one was ready to submit with a college application.
    For example, one boy wrote a beautiful piece recounting many fabulous trips overseas, offering vivid descriptions of buildings and places and emphasizing how much he loved traveling. The sentences flowed; the spelling was perfect; the essay had a beginning, middle and end. This boy knew how to write. Yet, while the essay was excellent by high school standards, it lacked reflection and needed more focus to catch the attention of an admission officer.
    A college application essay is not an English paper—if they wanted an English paper, they could’ve asked for one. Rather, it is an opportunity to show admission officers who you are, how you will fit in, and that you can write well enough to succeed at their school.
    Forget about rubrics and grades. Ditch the five-paragraph essay format. Just write something genuine, something reflective, and something that will make the person reading your essay smile and want to know more about you.
    The student who wrote about his worldly travels for English class turned his broad story into a more insightful piece about a single night out in Spain when he realized how much culture and community mean to him. Getting there took time and reflection. It was all worth it when he landed a coveted spot at his first-choice college, one of the most competitive public institutions in the nation. Think of that college essay you write in English class as a draft, just as this student did. He wrote it for his teacher, a person who already knew quite a bit about him. He later revised it for the admission counselor. Don’t assume the college essay you give to your teacher is finished and will cut it for college.

  • ​Study up on these Admission Terms
  • Common Application-A single application and essay accepted by more than 300 schools, accessible at www. commonapp.org.
  • Rolling Admission- Applications are reviewed as soon as they are received, until all slots are filled.
  • Early Decision- You sign an agreement the if you are accepted that you will definitely enroll. You may have a little advanced of being accepted through early decision, but you have to stop all other applications once you accept the offer. If you do not get the financial aid that you hope to receive, you can be released from the agreement, but March or April when financial aid awards are released is very late to apply to another college. You can't compare financial aid offers, you only have one offer. Make sure if you decide to go with early decision that this college is without a doubt the best match for you, because this is a binding agreement. Many institutions will not accept the application of a student who applied early decision elsewhere and backed out of the agreement.
  • Early Action-An early November deadline and pre-Christmas decision, but student can still apply elsewhere.
  • Deferred- When Early Decision and Early Action applications are neither accepted nor denied but considered with the regular-decision applications for an April reply.
  • Regular Decision- Applications are due around January 1; answers arrive in April.
  • Waitlist- Status unknown until after May 1, In the meantime, submit a deposit to secure a spot at another school.

  1. With any job you will be in business to satisfy customers and solve problems. Even with the people you work with. When you interview for a job you may have to give concrete examples of when and how you have exhibited these 7 key areas of success
  2. Seven Key areas of Success
    1. Communication Skills
    2. Organizational Skills
    3. Leadership
    4. Logic
    5. Effort
    6. Group Skills
    7. Entrepreneurship
  3. Communication Skills-Also being able to listen
  4. Organizational Skills-Need to be able to effectively participate in a wide variety of tasks
  5. Leadership-Be able to come in and make a difference. Work to actively work to improve the company and are able to come up with new ideas and turn them into reality. Getting others to focus on a gal together and get it done.
  6. Logic-Be able to think your way to a solution-Are you well organized in your thoughts and concise and complete in your answers to interview questions. Do not want to ramble on and never answer a question.
  7. Effort-Will not run when the going gets tough. Are willing to go the extra mile and make personal sacrifice to get the job done correctly and on time.
  8. Group Skills-Team approach in most businesses, being able to work effectively with others is critical to success, need to know how to lead and follow
  9. Entrepreneurship-Have to be able to accept and adapt to change, employers want to know of an example of how you change something
  10. Things have changed and your GPA is not the only factor that is considered, you need these characteristics to succeed.

Make example of each of these while in college through your academic experiences, extra-curricular activities, and employment environments.
It is so important to get involved, and you want to the group you join to be meaningfully better because you were a part of it. “making your mark”. Remember unless you do something in an organization you join, you still have nothing to talk about on interview day. Focus on QUALITY, not QUANTITY. It doesn’t matter what group you join interviewers care more about what you did to improve, build, or change the group for the better. Remember, it’s important to get involved in something that you are sincerely interested in.
Realistic goal setting, good time management and the right mind set will go a long way in ensuring you’ll accomplish the “survival” fundamental.
“Everybody pays their dues”-this is an opportunity not a task. It is a chance, through hard work to propel yourself to a different level. It is much easier to pay your dues in college then afterwards.

Time Management

In college you will have a lot of spare time. So you need to be able to manage your time wisely.

  1. Schedule your classes early
  2. Study between classes-leaves the night open to have fun
  3. Study after class but before dinner-do not study in front of the TV
  4. When you study FOCUS on it. Make it quality study time, not social time. Do not listen to music.
  5. Do not leave your studying to the weekend unless it is mid-terms or final or you have a job.
  6. Have a planner and write down when things are due so it is not a “train wreck” trying to get everything down at once.
  7. You have to be disciplined to study. You have to “show up” at a job so you need to “show up” to study

Lack of balance or Time Management have caused students to not make it passed the first semester in college and then many more will not be back their sophomore year. That is a big waste of money.

Survive the first year. Go to class regularly, stay awake, take plenty of notes, keep up, do not think you can “catch up later”, do not be afraid to ask questions, show effort and participate. Do not dig a hole so deep you cannot get out of. In college you read chapters not just pages. Your freshmen grades will have a tremendous impact on your overall GPA. GPA is not everything but it lets employers know that you have some LOGIC and ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS. It will let them know you’re willing to put forth the EFFORT to achieve your goals. And it will get you into the interview so you can showcase the many other strengths you have.

Note taking is very important in college. Many professors make there tests and quizzes off their lectures. A good idea is to review your notes and make some separate notes of the most critical and what is most heavily emphasized. Like key formulas, principles, or lists of things. So you can go from 10 pages of notes to 1. Then memorize them, understand them, and be able to apply them. Key your main notes so you can refer back to them. If a professor suggests that something may be on the test, there is a 98% chance it will.

Planning Checklist for Seniors:
  • Make a list of your favorite colleges, then narrow your choices and focus on your top choices.
  • Signed up to take the SAT test
  • Prepare a list of all college deadlines and necessary materials for the schools of my choice
  • Read the senior newsletter for scholarships
  • Decide what college you are going to visit
  • Look on the college website of your choice to see if they have a general scholarship application that needs to be submitted and its deadline. Also most college have individual scholarships that they offer and each scholarship has an application to be submitted and deadlines for each
  • Ask your guidance counselor for a copy of the FREE APPLICATION for FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA) so you and your parents/guardian can review the application requirements
  • Make sure if you are applying "Early Action" that you have your application submitted in November or whatever their deadline is
  • Sign up to take the SAT test and to see if the college you are applying to wants you to take the SAT ll test
  • Read the senior newsletter for scholarship and apply for as many as you qualify for
  • Finish all of your personal essays and college applications and have asked for all of the recommendation letters
  • Get your pin number and your parents need to get their pin number for FADSA by going on this website www.FAFSA.ED.GOV
  • Keep copies of all of your tax information (and your parents have kept copies of their tax information and will file their taxes as so as possible). You will use this material to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Attend the student FAFSA meeting for seniors
  • Encourage your parents to attend the parent FAFSA meeting at Virginia Highlands Community College or ask Mr. Montgomery for help.
  • My family has filled our the FAFSA as soon after January 1 as possible once your parents have competed their taxes
  • Take or retake the SAT test
  • If wanting to apply for the nursing program a VHCC, applications are due
  • Ask Mr. Montgomery for VHCC scholarships, get everything in for the AIMS scholarship
  • Pick up all scholarship that you can apply for in the senior newsletter
  • Talk to the financial aid office at the school you plan to attend. Many schools try to give you the money you need to attend their school
  • In March you will receive your STUDENT AID REPORT (SAR). The date you receive this depends on the date you returned the FAFSA. This report tells you about your eligibility to receive a Pell Grant and it also includes a calculation of your estimated family contribution.
  • Sign and return the SAR report. If there are errors on the SAR report you need to make the necessary corrections and return the report back to the processor as soon as possible.
  • Review the college financial aid award package that you have received. Talk over with your family the award package and consider how much debt you will incur and how much you can afford to repay.
  • Decide on the college that you will attend and begin making attendance preparations. You may need to schedule meetings with the financial aid office, find out when the new student orientation will be, and other on-campus events that you need to attend.
  • You have notified the schools where you have chosen not to attend if you have applied there.
  • Complete all local scholarship applications

U.S. Department of Education This site should be beneficial to all high school students planning to attend college. The URL is www.college.gov This website is designed to give the students: 1) inspiring videos of college students sharing their stories and experiences about how they overcame obstacles to achieve their college dreams; 2) an interactive tool for students to create an "I'm going" personalized road map that details the steps to take to get to college; and 3) content that is organized and presented in a way for students to easily find the answers to their higher education questions: Why Go? What to Do? and How to Pay? and more.

The Virginia Community College Systems ~ WIZARD! (www. vawizard.org) It is an interactive and comprehensive site which provides information regarding education, careers and financial assistance. This will be especially helpful to high school students and their parents when making decisions on post secondary planning. The Wizard provides comprehensive, real-time information on careers, majors, scholarships and transfer information.

  • Warning Signs of Scholarship Scams-Phases to Beware of:
�The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back.� No service can guarantee that it will get you a grant or scholarship.
�The scholarship service will do all the work.� Unfortunately, nobody can fill out the personal information forms, write the essays, and supply the references that many scholarships require.
�The scholarship will cost some money.� Be wary of any charges related to scholarship information. �Free� money should not cost you a thing.
�You can�t get this information anywhere else.� There are many scholarship directories available in bookstores, libraries and in guidance. Additional information on private scholarship programs, including scams, can be found at www.finaid.org or www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/edcams/scholarship/index.html
�You are a `finalist` in a contest you never entered, or you have been selected by a `national foundation` to receive a scholarship.� Most legitimate scholarship programs never seek particular applicants. If you think there is a real possibility that you might have been selected to receive a scholarship: investigate.
�The scholarship service needs your credit card or checking account number.� Never provide your credit card or checking account number on the telephone.
�You are invited to a free seminar(or interview) with a trained financial aid consultant who will unlock the secrets on how to make yourself eligible for more financial aid.� Sometimes these consultants offer good tips on preparing for college, but often they are trying to get you to sign up for a long-term contract for services you don�t need. If you do your own research through reading books, using the Web, and working with your guidance counselor and the college financial aid office, you will get all the help you need in preparing the financial aid paperwork.

Touring College Campuses: Ask yourself the following questions:
· What was my overall impression of the school?
· Do I like the appearance of the campus?
· Are these strong programs in my field of interest?
· Do I like the setting? (urban or rural)
· Are the facilities well maintained?
· What are the dorms like?
· Do I like the students I met there?
· Were they proud of their school? Are they respectful of the school?
· Is there school or public transportation available?
· Is there a good variety of food offered in the dining room?
· Are there affordable restaurants close to the campus?
· Are there dorms readily available or are there apartments located close-by?
· Is it easy to get around campus? Is the campus centralized or sprawling?
· Can I picture myself at this school?
· Is it easy to get the classes you need as freshmen?
· Are there extracurricular activities?
· What do the students do on the weekends?
· Would the students recommend the school?

Wrong Reasons to Choose a College
q My boyfriend/girlfriend is going there
q My best friend is going there
q It is where my parent(s) went, where my brother or sister went, and is where everyone expects me to go
q It satisfies only a couple of the requirements I consider important
q It was the only school I visited

There are about 2,000 colleges and universities in the United States. As you start looking at colleges, consider the following:
TIP: Once you have identifies colleges that you would like to investigate further, call the admissions offices and ask to be placed on their mailing lists. You will receive information on visitation days and upcoming events.

You can go on-line and find scholarship essays critiqued to help you write a good essay. I also have books in guidance that could help you write a good essay. Remember: Always save the essay on your computer. This same essay could be used for many different scholarships. Also on these web pages www.fastweb.com www.anycollege.net you can find other national scholarships that are available

Essay Writing Tips:
1) Address the topic of the essay in a way that will catch a scholarship’s judge’s eye. Make it stand out from the crowd. Be original, be creative, and make sure it’s clear and concise. Be positive, negatives tend to turn people off.
2) Show, don’t tell. Telling, occurs when the essay writer makes broad statements without backing them up with specific examples. Showing, helps persuade the reader by describing a situation or event, citing a story or anecdote that illustrates the statement.
3) Give your essay a strong personal voice by relating your points to your own unique experiences and perspective. The essay should reveal a remarkable element of your personality and something that you care deeply about. What makes you unique??
4) Make the introduction paragraph unique and memorable
5) Make the whole essay novel and personable
6) Always type the essay, do not hand write it.
7) The colleges want to know how you think and who you are as a person and how you have been able to learn from your experiences. The essay should leave the reading feeling that he has gotten to know you and that he likes what he sees.
8) Focus on an aspect of yourself that will show your best side. You might have overcome some adversity, worked through a difficult project, or profited from a specific incident. A narrow focus is more interesting than are broad-based generalizations.
9) Write about your greatest assets and achievements. You should be proud. But don’t repeat information given elsewhere on your application.
10) Essay topics- evaluate a significant experience or achievement that has special meaning to you; discuss some issue of personnel, local, or national concern and is importance to you; or indicate a person who has had a significant influence on you, and describe that influence. Don’t write on general, impersonal topic-like the nuclear arms race or the importance of good management in business. The college wants to know about you!

Writing a Personal Statement or College Essay:
1. Be sure to follow the rules and stay within the required word count.
2. The essay should reveal your personality, creativity, and values that cannot be revealed by your grades and SAT/ACT tests.
3. Schools want to get an idea of what kind of person you are and how you think. This is the only place that the admissions committee sees your opinion.
4. This personal statement shows the committee a more complete picture of you and shows how well you can express your ideas in writing.
5. You want the committee to understand and enjoy your essay or statement.
6. Do not write what you think a college admissions committee wants to hear. They are looking for an impression. That impression is mostly an emotional reaction to you rather that na intellectual analysis of your work. You want them to conclude that they like the student who wrote this essay.
7. Carefully read the instructions describing what you should write.
8. Some schools want you to write about yourself. You will want to show that you are a focused student with a goal. The followign questions may give you some ideas:
a. Why do you think you would be a good fit at "our school"?.
b. How will your studies prepare you for what you plan to do?
c. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?.
d. Why are you passionate about certain subjects or activities?
e. What is your greatest achievement or proudest moment?
f. Are there any new experiences you would like to have?
g. Who do you admire?
h. Who has had the greatest impact on your life?
i. How do others see you?
j. Have you had special trips or other experiences that have been especially rewarding or enlightening?
9. Pick a topic that will reveal you if you are to pick the topic.
10. Stay away from huge topics like global warming. Write about what you know, something about which you have a passion.
11. Make your paper personal, unique, interesting and as original as possible.
12. It should reveal something about your personality. Show that you are special, not typical.
13. take you time and write a concise meaningful piece that will make a positive impression.
14. As you write think about these helpful tips:
a. Read the instructions again
b. Be yourself
c. Be honest
d. Be clear
e. Do your best
f. Do not be modest. If you won a special award, say so. It is more significant to have been the only one who received a special recognition tha to have been one of many
g. Stick to the space limits. They are not meant to restrict what you say but to see if you can get to the point quickly.
h. Make sure your essay has a clearly defined beginning, middle, and ending
i. Instead of just telling what someone said in your narrative, use images and stories to evoke a picture of what you are saying. Avoid too many facts; concentrate on providing observations, reactions, opinions, perception, and reflections. Stick to the main point; don't drift. Use active not passive voice. Favor specific rather that general statements, and be concise. Do not be negative, vulgar, or tasteless. Avoid using slang and sounding angry, cynical. silly, sarcastic, or confused.
15. Write several drafts, carelessness does not leave a good impression. Always check for spelling, grammar, and typing mistakes.

A winning college admissions essay

This college admissions essay got this student into his first-choice college

Taken from nextStep magazine

It took time and many drafts, but eventually my college application essay came together. The most challenging part of the essay was saying all that I could and getting my point across in one page. That’s the key to college essays: one page that makes you stand out from the rest.
What a frightening challenge!
College application essay writing requires a lot of thought and a lot of creativity. An easy way to capture the attention of the recruiter reviewing your essay is to open your essay with an intriguing sentence and to reveal yourself and why you fit with the school you’re applying to. Use an anecdote or a metaphor to describe who you are and why you fit into the college.
I changed the name of the college in this essay to be generic, but you’ll get the point. Read on for an excerpt of the essay that helped me get into my first-choice college. May it be an inspiration to you as you start thinking about how you’ll portray yourself to colleges next year.
I could lie to you and tell you that I’m surrounded by miraculous people who have changed and influenced my life. Or, I could tempt you with a story about a wonderful role model I’ve had. However, neither of those story lines would be true. I’m not influenced easily. I don’t have a wonderful role model, and people have definitely not changed my life. Experiences have changed my life and challenged me; however, that doesn’t make me unique. Everyone’s had to overcome adversity in her life. Only I’ve conquered mine with a hat.
There’s this hat I have. It’s a bucket hat, a creamy brown corduroy. It’s my shield from the world and the opening to my mind. The hat has no special history; it came from the shelves of Old Navy. But it’s my partner in thinking. Whenever I’ve surrendered to frustration over something, I find my hat, slip the smoothly lined corduroy over my head, and let it embrace my mind.

With the hat wrapping my head, I feel insightful, confident, and comfortable with myself. That’s the thing I tend to struggle with, feeling like I belong with the rest of the crowd. While I appear to be comfortable in groups, on the inside, I’m in a panic. When I wear my hat out, I feel invisible to criticisms and superior enough to think my own thoughts, untouched by others’ opinions. My hat allows my cool confidence.
…I’m glad that my hat is always there for me, to hide my insecurities and restore my confidence. But, as glad as I am, I realize that I cannot hide under my hat forever. There should be a time for me to step out of my shell, suck it up and dive into the world without armor on.
I’m looking to step out into the world without my corduroy armor on, to find the confidence and comfort in this world that I so crave. I believe that college will be the place for me to step into without armor. The goal of most colleges is to prepare you for the workplace and the real world, end of story. However, at State University, I began to feel that the school is personal and dedicated to holistic education.
The professors seem encouraging and stimulating; the students are all very outgoing and friendly. When I toured campus, I felt confident without a corduroy hat in sight. State University is a small college, with mountains of experiences waiting to challenge me. I feel your college would provide for me the comfort I need to find in myself within an educational community. Your university will provide me with the supportive family I need to face the world without armor.


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Introducing the New Virginia College Access Provider Map: http://www.schev.edu/k12/CACGP/map.asp This website provides you with a map of the college of your choice and a way to access a community-based group that will assist you through the often complicated process of planning for,applying to, and paying for college. This website is a resource to help students and parents locate these valuable community partners.