First of all, to all my Floridian families- I hope you weathered the storm and were able to be near...
The FutureMakers Coalition has surpassed its FAFSA first! campaign goal of increasing the region’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid completion rate by 5 percent. During the 2016-17 school year, 40.5 percent of Southwest Florida high school seniors completed the FAFSA, compared with 35 percent during the year prior.
High school students have great opportunities to obtain college credits, often for free, even before graduating! Earning college credit in high school is beneficial for multiple reasons; cost savings, time savings, smaller classes, career focus, and rigor and independence.
It is that time of year when we are starting to look towards the summer season. Besides laying by the pool, earning some money in a part time job, and forgetting all about school, high school students should use this time to begin the college visit process. Visiting different colleges is a vital process in finding what a student’s “fit” is.