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Text Your Way to College

January 6, 2017

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)

November 16, 2016

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."

National Public Radio

Recent Grads Guide Fluvanna Kids to College

September 8, 2016

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.

Fluvanna Review

Highschoolers Receive College Counseling from Recent University of Virginia Graduates

August 30, 2016

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

August 29, 2016

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.

Go Dan River

UVA Selects Recent Grads to Boost High School Students Toward College

July 19, 2016

Those who have just finished their own college experiences are some of the best to guide slightly younger peers to higher education.

UVA Wise