Tip Sheet – October 15, 2018

College Application and Exploration Week

Weekly Tip Sheet – October 15

To-Do List

  • All schools: Make photocopies of any materials you plan to use during College Application and Exploration Week. If creating bulletin boards or door decorations is part of your plan, begin putting together these materials.

Tips and Tricks

Be sure to download this year’s activities online. Printable activities for students can be accessed in the activity guide included in the digital College Application & Exploration Week toolkit. Click here to download it.

Create a Buzz

Be sure to share out what you’re doing in your schools, from the early preparation stages to activities during the week, on social media! If your pages are public, remember to mention us so we can share what’s going on in your schools.

  • /collegefoundationofwv

  • @cfwv

  • /collegefoundationwv

Hashtags: #CollegeBoundWV #WhyIChose #IApplied

Know the Lingo

Cost of attendance (n.)

The total cost of attending an institution including tuition, room and board, books, lab fees, transportation, and basic living expenses.

CFWV Pro Tip

Educators who work with seniors who are members of the class of 2019 might recommend to students to sign up to receive free college reminders via text message. CFWV currently provides this free service to more than 4,000 members of the class of 2019! Students can sign up to receive text messages here.

College Trivia

What are the three most common types of organizations that offer financial aid?

(Hover for the answer!)

The government, colleges, and the community

Quick Stat


The number in billions of dollars that the Federal Government provides to students in grants, loans, and work-study funds each year.

College Spotlight

Alderson Broaddus University
Philippi, WV

The university’s top five majors are biology, nursing, business administration, exercise science, and criminal justice.


Poca High School seniors created their own pennants for the colleges they’ve been accepted to.