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College Planning Bulletin

A monthly college planning guide for Nebraska high school students

April 2021


Juniors…attend this webinar to stay on track to college!

Join our free “College Planning for Juniors” webinar to learn about the admissions process, campus visits, college costs, types of financial aid, and how to find scholarships.

Pick the date that works best for you and register today!

Tuesday, March 23, 6:00-7:00 p.m. CT

Thursday, March 25, 10:30-11:30 a.m. CT

Tuesday, April 6, 7:00-8:00 p.m. CT

Thursday, April 8, 2:00-3:00 p.m. CT

Spanish Programs

Wednesday, March 24, 10:30-11:30 a.m. CT

Wednesday, March 24, 6:00-7:00 p.m. CT


Seniors…It’s decision time!

Here’s how to make your final college decision.

Compare your college acceptance letters, financial aid award notifications, and campus visit notes. List the pros and cons of each school using the following criteria:

Location Is the college too close? If you come home every weekend, you won’t experience true campus life. Is the college too far away? If so, you may not make it home as often as you’d like.

Cost Can your family afford the school? What can you expect for financial aid beyond your freshman year? Did you receive renewable scholarships? How much in student and parent loans will be needed to cover expenses?

Academic program – Which college offers the degree program that best fits your career interests? What happens if you change majors? Does the college offer other degree programs that interest you?

Student life – Does the school offer activities you will enjoy? If you plan to live on campus, do you like the housing arrangements? Will you have an opportunity to work on or near campus?

Make your final decision by May 1 and then notify the colleges you’re rejecting so they can offer your spot, and financial aid, to another student.


April “To Do” List

Seniors

___ Continue applying for scholarships.

___ Make your final college decision.

___ Start purchasing dorm essentials.

___ Start looking for a summer job.

Juniors

___ Attend a College Planning for Juniors webinar.

___ Register by April 8 for the May 8 SAT.

___ Register by May 7 for the June 12 ACT.

___ Start looking for scholarships.


For free help with college planning, contact EducationQuest Foundation:

Omaha Lincoln Kearney Scottsbluff

402-391-4033 402-475-5222 308-234-6310 308-708-7199

888-357-6300 800-303-3745 800-666-3721 800-303-3745 ext. 6654

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