College & Career Center Announcements

  • "What I wish I knew when choosing a college" is a terrific blog entry by an intern at College Factual.  It gives a real world and current view of the things a student should think about as they engage in the college search.  Take a moment and check it out HERE.

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  • Financial Aid 101 is a powerpoint presentation provided by NACAC.  It's a great primary to help you understand the college pricing structure and the various ways to find money to help pay for college.  Check out the link here!

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  • Fastweb has some great information about tuition rates for students who want to go to college out of state.  There is a lengthy process to follow, and each state has it's own specific requirements.  If you really want to do this, you need to be informed and start early!  Check out the article here Fastweb-Tuition Info for Out of State Schools

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  • The College Essay Guy!!

    Junior/Senior Resource for Essays

    Seniors, you have probably already started the college essay process.  This can be an overwhleming task and you'll probably have dozens of questions about what (and what NOT) to write.  The CollegeEssayGuy has some answers for you.  Check out his link and take advantage of some of the FREE resources he has gathered to make this process easier and less stressful!  Go to CollegeEssayGuy

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  • A great new overview of financial aid information is available through Wells Fargo.

    As tuition costs continue to rise, it’s more important than ever to understand your college funding options. Use this as a guide to get organized for college and to set you up for success. Click on the highlighted link for a copy of your 5-step Guide to Paying for College.

    Also check out the links below for more great college $$ information - (Just cut and paste links into your browser):

    Paying for college: Weigh your funding options, understand your costs and the sources available to cover tuition and other eligible education expenses.

    Get Financial Aid: https://www.wellsfargo.com/goals-going-to-college/paying-college/

    Save for expenses: https://www.wellsfargo.com/goals-going-to-college/expenses/

    Get Scholarships: https://www.wellsfargo.com/goals-going-to-college/find-scholarships/

    Manage student loans: https://www.wellsfargo.com/goals-going-to-college/loan-options/

    Learn about student loan options: https://www.wellsfargo.com/student/

    Managing your money: Keep your college career on the right path. Learn how to establish your first bank accounts and create a solid budget for your college expenses.

    Set up checking: https://www.wellsfargo.com/goals-going-to-college/first-account/

    Create a budget: https://www.wellsfargo.com/goals-going-to-college/student-budget/

    Establish credit: https://www.wellsfargo.com/goals-going-to-college/credit-options/

    Manage college debt: https://www.wellsfargo.com/goals-going-to-college/budgeting/

    Plan your future: https://www.wellsfargo.com/goals-going-to-college/after-college/

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  • The Scholarship Book!

    Fall is here, but college prices are not falling with it - check out the updated BHS Scholarship Book for opportunities to help pay your way. 

    Just click on the The Scholarship Book link to the left, and you will be able to access the book. 

    If the deadline date is highlighted in blue, we have the latest information listed.  If the scholarship you are interested in has not yet been updated, please click on the link provided in the entry.  It should take you directly to that scholarship site and you will be able to check deadlines and updates for yourself.  Remember, the book is organized by deadline due date, and divided into three categories; state money, scholarships that require a school nomination, and general scholarships. Jump into the hunt for $$$ today!!

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  • The "Summer Program Book"

    Summer program deadlines start soon - it's time to check out the book again!

     

    See the "Summer Program Book" - The link to the book is embedded in the link to the left of this announcement!!

    Do you want an adventure?  Do you want to explore your passion in depth?  Do you want to immerse yourself in academic challenges?  Do you want to expand your knowledge and broaden your horizons?  If you are looking for a fun and different way to spend some of your summer vacation....look here!  The "Summer Program Book" from the College & Career Center is the place to look.  There are opportunities as close as down the street, and as far away as China.  You can study the outdoors, engineering, art, dance, mathematics, porpoises, music, and science; and just about anything else you can imagine.  What a great way to boost your college resume, with an in-depth experience in your area of interest!!

     Take a few moments and look through the options.  Some programs are expensive, some are not, and some have scholarships available or reduced fees. Deadline dates vary, so start looking now!   Students in all grade levels can find something to do to enrich your summer experience and have fun too!  Follow the links provided under each program description to find applications, costs, requirements, deadlines, and more information.  If you are already familiar with a program and want to find the detailed information, do a "Control F" search; the relevant program/s will pop up and be highlighted!

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  • College Factual - Don't just pick a pretty face!

    Take a look at this message from the folks at College Factual:

     

    If you were thinking about getting into a long-term relationship with someone who could change the course of your life, you would give it some pretty serious thought, right?

    Unfortunately, a lot of students aren't sure how to make a wise decision when it comes to one of the most important long-term relationships of their lives: where they will go to college.

    Many students make their final decision about a college based on how pretty the campus is, even though you know this is a terrible reason to make a choice when it comes to other big decisions!

    Fortunately there is a better way.

    Begin your college search with our advanced matching tools.


    Bill Phelan
    CEO & Co-Founder
    College Factual
    inside.collegefactual.com

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  • Remind

    NEED A REMINDER? GET A TEXT MESSAGE!!

    Once again Bearden will offer students and parents the option to sign up to have reminders of important upcoming events sent via text message directly to their cell phone, or to their email address.  If you are interested in signing up to take advantage of this service, please see Mrs. Mongeon in the College & Career Center!
    We purge the list every year, so you will need to sign up again in order to receive the texts!

     

     

     
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