Tip Sheet – October 30, 2017

College Application and Exploration Week

Weekly Tip Sheet – October 30

To-Do List

  • Elementary & middle schools: Send parent information packets home with students. Include the 529 brochures and a note about college colors day if your school plans to participate in that activity.
  • High schools / ABE centers: Work with your school counseling staff to determine which senior students have not yet applied to college so that you can target them during College Application and Exploration Week.

Tips and Tricks

Get the community involved! Have community members come in and talk about their career and the education it requires. See if businesses will give items away to students who show proof that they applied to at least one college during the week.

Create a Buzz

  • Share this

    Beginning Monday, (school name) will be celebrating the statewide College Application and Exploration Week! Students will (insert a few activities planned).

  • Tweet this

    On Monday, we’ll kick off College App Week in WV! Can’t wait to get our students at (school) excited about college!

Note: If your accounts are public, be sure to mention @CFWV so we can share your posts!

Know the Lingo

Room and board (n.)

Refers to charges applied to a student’s account for living on campus or eating in the dining halls. “Room” applies to the cost of housing (living in the dorms) and “board” refers to the cost of meal or dining plans.

CFWV Pro Tip

An important component of the college-going process is to become financially literate. Students can use the Financial Fitness tools on CFWV.com to learn about financial literacy, including budgeting and credit.

Have your students navigate to the following page: http://bit.ly/1Q0tcSI

College Trivia

When, and how often,
should a student file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?

(Hover for the answer!)

Students should file the FAFSA for the first time during their senior year of high school. The FAFSA needs to be completed annually.

Quick Stat


The number of public and non-profit institutions in the state of West Virginia

College Spotlight

Glenville State College
Glenville, WV

Glenville State College features 41 student organizations, from a fishing club to clubs based on various majors, such as business, education, English, land resources, and social science.


Martinsburg High School decorated an “I Applied” wall, which will feature the names of students who apply to college this week.