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Which College Is A Good Fit For Me???

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The cost of college has increased dramatically over the past several decades.From $18,300 per year, in 2000 to more than $27,300 in 2017. Data shows black students take out federal student loans at a higher rate than white students and borrow more than any other ethnic group.
To help combat this crucial issue, our experts at Bankrate created a guide to help black college students find scholarships that reduce their loan burden and other alternative methods of funding their education.

Want help making plans for your future? Need help making a resume? Want help searching colleges that are right for you? 

Check out SCOIR!

SCOIR (pronounced score) takes into account YOUR interests and shows you what colleges meet the needs you are looking for. You can even compare and contrast up to 4 schools at once, and get reviews from current students at those colleges. (Hey Parents! In the parent view, there is also a net price calculator that gives you an estimate of how much each school would cost!) Check out the video below for more information on what SCOIR has to offer!


To start using SCOIR, check your school email! You will have an email invite from SCOIR. Just follow the directions and start filling out your profile! A few first steps you should take are to invite a parent, fill out your activities and achievements, and college preferences! Then start your searching! *If you do not use the invitation within 72 hours, just email your counselor for a new link!


Got questions? Contact your school counselor! 
Take a look at this guidebook full of helpful tips, resources
and information for college students living with a disability.
Resources and Support for College Students with Disabilities:


You and your parents/guardians need to complete your
FAFSA(Free Application for 
Student Federal Aid)




 Questions To Ask The College Representative

Whether you meet them at a college fair or on a campus visit, college reps genuinely enjoy talking to high school students and answering questions about their college. The following questions will help start a good dialogue:

  1. What makes your college unique?
  2. What academic programs is your college most known for?
  3. How would you describe the kids that go there? Where do most of them come from?
  4. Where do kids hang out on campus?
  5. What happens on weekends—are there things to do on campus or in town, or do most kids go home?
  6. Are fraternities and sororities a big part of campus life?
  7. What are the housing options for freshmen?
  8. Do many students live off campus?
  9. Is there a sports complex or fitness center?
  10. What are the most popular clubs and activities?
  11. What’s the security like on campus?
  12. What’s the surrounding area like? Is it easy to get around?
  13. What are the most popular majors?
  14. How would you describe the academic pressure and workload?
  15. What support services are available (academic advisers, tutors, etc.)?
  16. Do I need to bring my own computer?
  17. What’s the faculty like? How accessible are they outside of class?
  18. Are there opportunities for internships?
  19. Is there job placement help for graduates?
  20. Are any big changes in the works that I should know about?


Questions To Ask Yourself:

  • Is the environment comfortable for me?
  • Do I prefer an urban or rural setting?
  • Do I prefer a particular state? Location?
  • What type of activities would I like to be involved in?
  • What type of sports are important to me?
  • What type of supportive services will I require?

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