The American Association for University Women recently reported that 53% of women have high student loan debt just one year after graduation, compared to 39% of men. Many women also face the added difficulties of trying to go to college for the first time later in life, returning to school after long gaps of time, and attaining a degree while being a single parent.
To help make college more accessible for them, our college planning experts at OEDB.org developed two holistic financial aid guides specifically for women. It breaks down available grants, scholarships, and fellowships, along with useful tips and tricks.
In partnership with Meridian Nursing & Rehabilitation, we have an exciting opportunity for 10 current high school seniors to take a free Certified Nurses Aide course within our adult education division and have an oppmtunity to receive job placement in a Meridian long-term care facility. Upon successful completion of the 90-hour course (50 hours classroom and 40 hours clinical), students will be eligible to take the New Jersey State Nurse Aide in Long Term Care Facility Exam (approximately $75). Students will be required to purchase a textbook (approximately $100), complete a physical and attend each session. According to the New Jersey Department of Health, CNA candidates do not need a high school diploma and do not need to be 18 years old to become licensed.
For many athletes who dream of playing Division I athletics, their high school careers can be a numbers game. Are they scoring enough points? Running fast enough times? Completing enough passes? You may even have given them another number to think about: 2.3, the minimum high school GPA needed for a Division I freshman to compete if they enroll full time on or after August 1, 2016. But did you know all your high school athletes who aspire to play Division I also need to remember the numbers 16, 10 and 7? Starting August 1, 2016, high school graduates (cuTI"ent senior class) must meet the following core-course requirements to compete in their first year at a Division I school:
Student Success: Priority Number One
By Rochelle Hendricks
Secretary of Higher Education
The New York Times looks at the continuing benefits of a college education during the economic troubles of the day
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