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Posted by Audrey Jackson Fri, April 26, 2013 10:16 am EDT
Congratulations! Your student will soon enter the most important years of his or her life! Being in college is both awesomely exciting and anxiously frightening. These are the true years of discovery. Your student will not leave this college the same as when entering.
Over the years, I’ve noticed parents often work to prepare their...Read More
Posted by Ali Brazzeal Tue, November 27, 2012 3:16 pm EDT
For the budget-minded family – and what family is not these days – exploring ways to lower the cost of college, one way to do so is through dual enrollment. Dual enrollment can be likened to a college scholarship earned and awarded while the student is still in high school. Just as a scholarship helps decrease a family’s...Read More
Posted by Kim Hardy Tue, August 14, 2012 2:28 pm EDT
College is a time of transition for many students; it’s a move toward independence and self-sufficiency. New student orientation helps students “crack” the college code and provides them with the resources and tools they need to navigate their experience successfully. Students will learn how to register for courses, meet with...Read More
Posted by Deborah Berbig Tue, March 27, 2012 1:22 pm EDT
At this point on the academic calendar, many high school seniors have laid their plans, made their decisions and moved toward entering the next step in their educational journey. On the flip side, many high school seniors have yet to lay plans, make decisions or take steps forward with their education. While it may be the third quarter of the...Read More
Posted by Dawn Sanford Mon, January 23, 2012 9:50 am EDT
With the chill of winter in the air, for those in the college admissions process, this is the time to heat up the search for college financial aid. January 1 just marked the opening of the federal financial aid application season for the upcoming academic year.
Helping your child get a college education does not have to be a debt-creating...Read More
Posted by Kevin Cotton Tue, November 08, 2011 4:12 pm EDT
During a recent lesson in my Student Life Skills class, as part of a discussion on values, my students and I examined the lyrics of the classic tune Cat’s in the Cradle. The song, performed brilliantly by Harry Chapin, chronicles the influence a father has on shaping the values of his son. As the boy grows, father-son time is lost because...Read More
Posted by Kevin Cotton Sat, April 16, 2011 4:52 pm EDT
As the Director of Recruitment at Florida State College at Jacksonville, it is my charge to lead the college's effort to engage the community, enlighten parents, students and community members, and encourage informed decision making in the pursuit of a college degree. This is why we have brought this Parent-Family page to your mobile device...Read More
Posted by Amy Perkins Sat, April 16, 2011 12:17 pm EDT
When I hear students talk about how different college is from high school, they often mention the major differences are: 1) the freedom they face and 2) the responsibility that comes with that freedom. Many times students marvel at how much work they are responsible for outside of class. Figuring out how to manage that can be difficult...