Tag: public colleges & universities

I got into my #1 college, but my family can't afford the tuition; what should I do?

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First and foremost, it is important that you and your parents have an open discussion about the general realities of how much your family can pay for college. read more

Comparing Public Colleges: Big vs. Small Schools

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You probably know the saying "big fish in a small pond." What about small fish in a big pond? Or medium-sized ponds? Old adages aside, school size and student population can greatly influence your university experience. read more

Public Colleges and Universities: The Right Fit for You

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Senior Associate Director of Admissions, University of Georgia

As a high school student, you probably have information from colleges and universities waiting in your mailbox every day. Yet, with approximately 4,000 colleges in the United States--and it may seem like every one of them has contacted you already--it can be hard to figure out which school is the perfect one for you. read more

Financial Aid Do's and Don'ts

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Assistant Vice President for International Enrollment Management, State University of New York, Plattsburgh

No one said applying for financial aid was easy, but you can make the process more manageable by starting strong--and following these tips. read more

Should I go to a two-year or a four-year school?

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The choice is up to you. The important thing is to get more education. Studies show your earning potential goes up the more education you have. read more

What's the difference between a community college and a state school?

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Typically, a community college is nonresidential and supported locally, regionally, and/or by the state government. They offer two- and/or three-year programs and award associate degrees. read more

Financial Aid at Public Colleges and Universities: Funding Your Future

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Assistant Vice President for International Enrollment Management, State University of New York, Plattsburgh

Nowhere else on Earth will you find a public university system like the one in the United States. It's big, accessible, comprehensive, and pretty inexpensive too, especially if you stay "in state." But as affordable as public schools can be, you and your family may not be able to cover all the costs. Don't worry--you're not alone. read more

Considering Public Colleges & Universities: Why Go Public?

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Associate Vice President of Planning, Enrollment Management, and Student Affairs, California State University, East Bay

Why should you study at a public college or university? In short, they offer a huge variety of experiences and unparalleled opportunities for learning, career preparation, and meaningful social and cultural development--all at an affordable cost! read more