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Posts For Tag: "First-Generation Students"

Working to Minimize Student Loan Debt

Brittani Williams, financial aid and career development specialist, Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance

Over the course of this month, you’ll hear from financial aid experts about how their organizations are tackling this incredibly important step in the college-going process.

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La Lucha Sigue

Jessica Martinez Vasquez, University of Colorado-Boulder graduate

September 15-October 15 is traditionally observed as Hispanic Heritage Month. This month, we are featuring guest bloggers who are sharing their stories of what it

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Preparing Students Financially for College

Bill Rinkenbaugh, vice president of student services, Butler Community College

Over the course of this month, you’ll hear from financial aid experts about how their organizations are tackling this incredibly important step in the college-going process.

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Leveling the Educational Playing Field

Jim Larimore, Chief Officer

This article originally appeared on act.org Since ACT’s founding 60 years ago, we have always believed every student deserves a fair opportunity to be successful.

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ACAC’s #WhyApply Day is Sept. 20

Lisa King, senior communications specialist, American College Application Campaign

Higher education will determine the future of our nation, yet often students from underserved backgrounds are not given the opportunity or support they need to

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Guest Blog: Kids on Course University

Beth Malicki, board director, Zach Johnson Foundation

Summer vacation in America typically elicits images of family getaways and new adventures. But for about half of the children in Cedar Rapids, Iowa the

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Creating Educational Opportunity Requires More Than a Dashboard Score

Alina von Davier, senior vice president, ACTNext; Jim Larimore, chief officer; Wayne Camara, PhD, ACT's Horace Man chair, Research

Originally posted on act.org on May 29, 2019 Media coverage of the recent ”Varsity Blues” investigation and prosecution involving celebrities and wealthy parents generated a

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Beating the Odds in Pursuit of Education and Career Success

Becky Bobek, PhD, director, Learning, Assessment, and Navigation Experiences Research

Navigating education and career paths involves making choices and meeting challenges along the way to achieving goals. Young people from underserved populations are particularly vulnerable

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College Fund Publishes College-Going Guide for Native Students

Matthew Makomenaw (Grand Traverse Bay Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians), College Pathways manager, and Amanda R. Tachine, Ph.D. (Navajo Nation), research and evaluation associate, American Indian College Fund

The American Indian College Fund, with generous support from the Andrew Mellon Foundation, has published an invaluable tool for Native American high school students seeking

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College Signing Day Excitement

Christina Gordon, senior director

Can you remember the thrill (and perhaps a little anxiety) you felt as you weighed your college decision? Would it be the right choice? Would

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College Signing Day

Jim Larimore, chief officer

Originally posted on act.org May 1, 2019. As millions of high school seniors across the nation prepare to graduate, many of them are also making

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We Are #ThankfulForEquity

Amber O'Connor, program manager

Thanksgiving time is upon us. It seems to come back around quicker each year. With so much going on in the world today, we wanted

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We Need American Indian and Alaska Native Educators

Susan Faircloth, Ph.D. (Coharie), professor & director, School of Education, Colorado State University

Growing up, I was certain I would never be an educator. I dreamed of being a lawyer, FBI agent, world traveler – anything but a

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College Fund Creates Pathways for Native Student Success

Matthew Makomenaw (Grand Traverse Bay Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians), College Pathways manager, American Indian College Fund

The demand for a college degree in the workplace is increasing, putting Native Americans at a disadvantage. With only 13.8 percent of American Indian and

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The Power and Promise of “Indigenuity”

Jim Larimore (Comanche), chief officer

Native American Heritage Month is observed in the month of November. We will feature stories from Native Americans, or institutions who serve them, and their journeys, their struggles,

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Becky Bobek: I loved learning

By: Becky Bobek, director, Learning, Assessment, & Navigation Experiences Research As students across the nation head back to the classroom, we are celebrating First-Generation students.

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Scholarly Giving: Get in Formation

Christina Gordon, Senior Director

Beyoncé’s announcement that she would be marking the one year anniversary of her groundbreaking Lemonade album by launching Formation Scholars to, “encourage and support young

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Mentoring Matters

Lori Swartzendruber

Several years ago I worked for Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS). I was a School Buddy Specialist, which meant that I matched adult volunteers with

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