Seniors … borrow wisely for college!
Review these tips before you decide how much to borrow in student loans:
- Borrow only what you need, even if it’s less than the amount offered in your award letter.
- Try to use your student loan money only for tuition, room and board, books and fees. Get a part-time job during college to pay other expenses.
- Apply for financial aid each year you attend college by completing the FAFSA.
- Continue to look for scholarships while you’re in college.
- Keep track of your student loan debt throughout college at nslds.ed.gov.
To learn more, read the EducationQuest Blog article: “Student Loan Refresher” and see the “Paying for College” section at EducationQuest.org.
How to prepare for your freshman year of college
Visit the College Students section at EducationQuest.org for tips to help you prepare for your freshman year of college. You’ll find information on these topics:
- Achieving academic success
- How to manage your money
- How to select a major
- What to expect your freshman year of college
For an idea of what college might be like, check out this EducationQuest Blog article.
DUAL CREDIT CLASSES – You must fill out a Transcript Request Form from Metro (English Comp, Spanish, Advance Biology) in order to receive college credit at the college you plan to attend.
MCC Transfer Request Form
Only YOU can sign the form. YOU must send it to the college you will be attending. You will not receive college credit if you don’t do it.
The Request From may be sent after June 1. It takes time for grades to be processed.
To be admitted to a Nebraska teacher preparation program, candidates must take and pass the Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators – a basic skills test that measures reading, writing, and math skills to determine a candidate’s readiness to enter a teacher education program.
With that in mind, I am asking those students who are considering teaching as a career to take the Praxis® Core test in their junior or senior year.
Praxis® results are good for 5 years!
Information about the Praxis® Core test can be found at: https://www.ets.org/praxis/about
Dates, times and testing center locations can be found at: https://www.ets.org/praxis/register
For information about Nebraska’s certification and requirements, visit: https://www.ets.org/praxis/ne
You may also contact Mrs. Hanel if you have questions.
Transfer Nebraska provides students with a transparent and effective process for determining transfer credits. There are over 228,000 course equivalencies among the 16 Nebraska public colleges, community colleges, universities and several private colleges. Most General Education courses are included.
One of the most significant advantages of Transfer Nebraska is that students, parents and counselors can determine if and how dual credit courses transfer. Visit transfer.nebraska.edu to learn more.
Do you want to know how many of your credits will transfer to a college out of state? Use the new tool Transferology.com
It is FREE to use. Set up an account, fill in the information for the college classes that you have taken and find out the percentage of the classes that will transfer to a different financial institution.