For most students, going to college means taking out loans. The amount you will need to borrow (and eventually pay back) will depend on a number of factors.
FACTOR #1: YOU.
Completing challenging high school courses?
Maintaining a high GPA?
Taking advantage of opportunities to earn free college credit, including AP, IB, or PSEO?
Involved in extracurriculars?
Taking on leadership positions?
Giving back to your community?
Applying for every scholarship you can get your hands on?
All of these factors will increase your chances of nailing scholarships and saving money down the road.
If you want a quick and effective way to research hundreds of scholarships, check out College Greenlight. This online search engine is designed to connect first-generation students with legitimate scholarships. It’s never too early to plan and research how you will pay for college. Even freshmen and sophomores can set up a College Greenlight account today.
Seniors and juniors…ACT season is upon us! Registration deadlines can easily sneak up on students. Stay ahead by marking your calendars now with important 2015-16 ACT dates.
Before registering online, be sure to have an ACT waiver code on hand. This will cover the entire cost of your test. (An extra $56 in your pocket!) All Upward Bound students have access to two waivers. You can request a waiver code by emailing your advisor or by asking for one at tutoring.
Hundreds of high school students from across Minnesota will make their way to the National College Fair this October. Held in Minneapolis, the annual event is one of the largest of its kind. With admissions representatives from over 350 colleges and universities, the fair provides a goldmine of information for students researching their college options.Read More »