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Text Your Way to College
Every year, hundreds of thousands of high school seniors make bad choices about where — or whether — to go to college.
Hey Students, Applying For College Aid Is Easier! (But Still Hard)
When the Obama administration announced last year that it would overhaul the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, prospective college students (and their parents) cheered.
"Today, we're lending a hand to millions of high school students who want to go to college and who've worked hard," said Arne Duncan, who was at that time U.S. secretary of education. "We're announcing an easier, earlier FAFSA."
Recent Grads Guide Fluvanna Kids to College
That is the theory behind the Virginia College Advising Corps (VCAC). The VCAC places recent college graduates into high schools to serve as full-time advisers for two years.
Highschoolers Receive College Counseling from Recent University of Virginia Graduates
University of Virginia graduates are on the Southside helping some high schoolers chase their dreams. UVA has partnered with Americorp and the Elizabeth Stuart grant trust to bring three recent graduates to our area
Some seniors at Dan River High School are racing into their senior year. But it's where they'll be a year from now that's weighing heavy on them.
University of Virginia Grads Help Local Students Plan For College Future
Two University of Virginia graduates will be helping Dan River Region high school students review college options, explore careers and plan for the future as part of the Virginia College Advising Corps program.
The program — which is sponsored by UVa and Americorps — is sending 22 UVA graduates across Virginia to advise high school students with the perspectives of someone fresh out of college.
UVA Selects Recent Grads to Boost High School Students Toward College
Those who have just finished their own college experiences are some of the best to guide slightly younger peers to higher education.