College + Training

Most students are amazed to learn just how many scholarships are available. The best place to start is the college or university you plan to attend, as they offer their own scholarships based on merit, field of study, and financial need. But be creative and...
We all look back on times in our lives when we wish we had been more informed, more responsible … maybe just a little bit smarter. We spoke with several college graduates and asked them what they would change if they could rewind the clock and start their...
There’s no doubt about it: The process of planning for college and other types of postsecondary training can be confusing! But it should be part of every junior’s and senior’s life—along with pizza, football, friends, concerts and English class, of course....
College is expensive. Luckily, there are federal and state options available to make the cost of higher education more manageable. The first step to applying for federal student aid is to complete the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid....
Once you’ve made the decision to attend college, choosing the right one is your next step. Public or private? Large or small? Community or vo-tech? It depends on many factors, including  your personality, financial situation, educational skills, and life...
For most high school seniors, the path to college is an all-consuming process full of hope, dreams and anxiety. It includes visiting campuses, writing—and rewriting—college essays, mourning rejections and celebrating acceptances. From there, the to-do list...
What’s next for me?  It’s the question that keeps high school seniors up at night as they approach graduation. Sure, there’s the straight and narrow path of pursuing a four-year degree, but there are other quality options out there if that doesn’t seem...
WHAT IS TOPS? The Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) is a program of state scholarships for Louisiana residents. It is one of the most innovative and progressive state student assistance programs in the nation. WHAT IF I GET OTHER...
High school seniors headed for college next fall may need to become familiar with some financial aid terms they will probably hear. This list may help. Accrue. This term, which means to increase or accumulate, is often used to refer to interest on loans....
Don't panic if your family doesn’t have all of the financial resources you need to pay for college; there’s a wealth of financial assistance out there to help you. There was over $2 billion of free college money (Pell Grants from the federal government)...