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mommdc Senior Member

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  • Re: Parents of the HS Class of 2018

    @DiotimaDM in the following link it mentions that (2) items are necessary to prove residency.

    It also says that for a child, it may be possible to use a birth certificate to link the child to the parent who can show proof of residency (in the parent's name).

    A parent, legal guardian, or child may use a birth certificate and a spouse or domestic partner may use a marriage license or domestic partner registration certificate to trace his or her relationship to the individual to whom the two acceptable resident documents have been addressed.

    It also says to bring proof of social security number (social security card), in addition to passport.

    I would try and call them to verify what you need to bring exactly.
  • Re: Best and worst PASSHE school?

    If West Chester enrollment went up, it might have something to do with Temple raising their freshman academic profile in recent years. Now some kids who previously got in at Temple no longer do.

    The common data set from 2016/17 states that of a total 33,139 applicants, 52% were accepted. In 2015/16 there were 28,886 applications and 56% were accepted. And in 2014/15 total 26,496 applications and 62% were accepted.

    With CalU I really don't know. Maybe the kids that would have went to Edinboro decided to go there.

    Looking at their CDS http://www.calu.edu/academics/institutional-research/external-data/index.htm, it looks like the number of applications actually went down in recent years, but they have accepted more students.

    2014/15: 3,714 total applications, 74% acceptance rate
    2015/16: 3,691 total applications, 82% acceptance rate
    2016/17: 3,202 total applications, 93% acceptance rate
  • Re: How do I get my parents to do their part in my college app process???

    Your parents probably will feel overwhelmed by this at first. The costs can seem impossible.

    If you are in California, then it is best to look at your affordable instate schools first, to see if there are any nearby, or if you can go to community college first, and then go to an UC, or go to a CSU.

    If you qualify for Calgrant, I believe the income limit may be $80,000, but I'm not sure. Hopefully someone can confirm.

    It can help pay for tuition. There are also fees, and room and board, if you live on campus. Those can be another $15,000.

    Alternately, if you have high GPA and test scores, some OOS schools might give you merit enough so it is affordable. The key is identifying the schools where your stats would give you a good chance of merit.
  • Re: How do I get my parents to do their part in my college app process???


    ^I found this college's FA page helpful. It shows their costs and ways to cover these costs (federal/state grants and scholarships/grants from the college, student loans, and student employment).
    In the middle of the page they have a recorded Financial Aid 101 webinar you can watch.

    As a student your ability to work while in college full time will be limited, most on campus jobs limit students to 20 hours max, but they are usually good about letting you work around your class schedule. This is so that you are able to focus on your studies.

    So any work study or other on campus job should be considered to pay for your expenses during the semester, like spending money and maybe books.
    In summers you can work more and that money can contribute towards your school costs.

    Running net price calculators at different colleges might be helpful to see what aid you might get from the college with your family income and assets. Some schools have good NPCs that are pretty up to date and ask about grades and test scores, and give merit estimates. Some are very basic and way outdated.

    I agree, goimg to high school financial aid night is a good idea. Hopefully your parents will go.

    Basically you will need to find out and show them how much a school will cost and how that can be paid.

    You will need their financial information for this, and one of your parents will need a FSA ID to sign the FAFSA with you.
  • Re: Full-ride scholarship options for the top computer science programs.

    Cybercorps Scholarship for service I believe covers 2-3 years of college in return for service with the government in Cyber Security.