Description : More and more adults are going to college, whether to further their career, start a new one, or just fulfill a dream. If you are thinking of going back to school-- or going for the first time-- the Tanabes show you ways to pay for college that you may not have considered.
Description : Presents a comprehensive directory of available college scholarships, along with advice on where to find the best scholarships, how to write a winning essay, compile a resume, get a recommendation, and succeed in an interview.
Description : Drawing heavily from the experiences of successful students, this guide to going back to college addresses adult students’ unique challenges and concerns. Everything adults need to know to navigate the path from working life to student life, particularly the many changes in the admissions process over the past 10 years, is covered, including collecting and filling out application forms, writing a winning admissions essay, and applying for and securing financial aid. The book features dozens of actual essay examples from adult students. Uncensored views are provided of both the successes and failures of previous students, helping new students avoid pitfalls and apply with confidence. In addition, valuable advice from admission officers and adult student program directors is included. Topics covered include how to select the right program, be it undergraduate or graduate study, a certificate or extension program, part-time learning, or distance education; how to take advantage of previous education, training, or life experience to improve an application and earn additional credit; and financing an adult education through scholarships, financial aid, and employers.
Description : "A resource on the college financial aid process with strategies on how to apply for aid, choose the best financial aid package, find scholarships, save for college, understand student loans, and avoid financial aid scams. Contains a line-by-line explanation of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)"--
Description : Reveals the secrets, tips, and strategies used by students to win financial aid and scholarships and includes advice on crafting applications, writing essays, and asking for a financial-aid reassessment.
Description : TRANSITIONS is a College Success textbook written to meet the distinct adjustment needs of junior-level transfer students and non-traditional students. TRANSITIONS provides these students with a general introduction to college, focusing on areas of academic, personal, and professional concern. The text is intentionally brief, thus allowing instructors adequate space to incorporate institution-specific material during the course of the semester or term. Concise, engaging, and easy to customize, TRANSITIONS speaks to these students’ unique concerns and uses a step-by-step approach that helps ensure transfer student success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Presents advice for both students and parents on paying for a college education, discussing how to calculate the true cost of college, fill out the federal application for aid, search for scholarships, and choose the best financial package.
Description : Community College: Is It Right for You? helps you answer that question realistically. A practical alternative to more expensive four-year colleges and universities, community colleges are hot! At community colleges, you can get fast-track training for high-demand jobs; earn a certificate or an associate's degree; build your skills, confidence, and college credits before transferring to a four-year institution; enhance your abilities for your current job; or re-tool for a career change. Over 11 million students of all ages and backgrounds enroll in community colleges every year. Should you join them?This one-of-a-kind guide helps you decide. It describes the community college experience and covers the benefits of attending a community college, how to apply, how to afford it (including the scoop on financial aid), where a community college education can lead, and more. Whether you're considering community college as a springboard to further education, a launchpad for a promising career, or a way to enhance your skills for today's competitive job market, you'll learn what to expect and what to do if you decide community college is right for you. Packed with practical information, this book includes: * Snapshots--Profiles of and interviews with community college students * Real-Life, Expert Advice--Insights and tips from community college students, faculty, and staff * Fast Facts--Surprising tidbits of information about community colleges * Reality Checks--Helpful questions to ask as you consider your options Community College: Is It Right for You? could be one of the most helpful educational books you'll ever read!
Description : This encouraging guide coaches African American and first-generation college students on strategies for maximizing their experiences and success on university campuses. • Offers strategies to assist African American students with succeeding in college • Reveals stories of African American graduates and tips for assimilating into an academic environment • Provides detailed and updated resources on schools and organizations • Explains logistics, operations, and terms used on college campuses
Description : A comprehensive guide to creating dynamic, successful, and innovative library programs that cater to the specialized needs of older adults—an important and growing user group.