College Application and Exploration Week
Weekly Tip Sheet – October 16
Tips and Tricks
Attend the College Application and Exploration Week Planning Webinar! Hear from the experts around the state who have hosted College Application and Exploration Week events in the past and find out what works and doesn’t work. The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, October 24 at 3 PM. Coordinators will receive an email with details on how to access the webinar.
Create a Buzz
DYK? “College” is ANY form of education or training beyond high school. That includes two- and four-year institutions, trade schools, and the military. Our students at (insert school name) will explore their college options during College Application and Exploration Week!
“College” is ANY form of education/training beyond high school. Our students at (insert school name) will explore options during College App Week!
Snap a picture of your college degree/credentials and share why college was important for you.
Note: If your accounts are public, be sure to mention @CFWV so we can share your posts!
Know the Lingo
Financial aid (n.)
money provided to a student to help pay for college. A financial aid package is the combination of grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study stipends or funds a student receives to help offset the cost of attending college. The most important step in applying for financial aid is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
CFWV Pro Tip
CFWV.com has a career exploration tool that allows students of all ages to explore the 16 career clusters. Each cluster brings up career information, including employment trends and opportunities.
Have your students navigate to the following page: http://bit.ly/1QJNWLh
The average cost of tuition and fees for one year at West Virginia’s public two-year colleges
Marshall University has students from 49 states, 56 foreign countries, and all 55 West Virginia counties (based on 2015 data).