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100 Percent Meet Need Colleges

8 Comments 30 August 2017

One of the biggest concerns students and their families have about college is affordability. Rising costs at the nation’s public and private colleges keep qualified students from considering the best options.

Fortunately, many colleges are committed to remaining affordable to each admitted student regardless of their financial circumstances. A college or university that promises to make sure every penny of an accepted student’s demonstrated financial need is covered through grants, work-study, scholarships, and in some cases, federal student loans, is considered a 100% meet need college.

We’ve compiled a list of the colleges around the country who identify themselves as 100% meet need, and have indicated the specifics of their programs below. A major difference between colleges with 100% meet need programs is whether or not the college includes need-based federal student loans in a student’s financial aid package. The colleges that include student loans keep the amount a student is expected to borrow reasonably low. In these instances, check with the college’s office of financial aid for additional information.

If you are interested in learning more about any of these colleges or universities click on their name to view their College Greenlight profile.

Note: 100% meet need colleges pledge to meet a student’s full demonstrated need. Most students will still have an expected family contribution that they are responsible for and may need to borrow to pay for their share of college costs.

 Colleges and universities are indexed alphabetically

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Amherst College

Amherst College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students are not required to take out student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Barnard College

Barnard College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Bates College

Bates College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Berea College 

Berea College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Boston College

Boston College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Bowdoin College

Bowdoin College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students are not required to take out student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Brown University

Brown University meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students with a combined family income profile under $100,000 are not required to take out student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

California Institute of Technology meets the demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Low-income students are not required to take out student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Carleton College

Carleton College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Low-income students are not required to take out student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Claremont McKenna College

Claremont McKenna College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Low-income students are not required to take out student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Colby College

Colby College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students are not required to take out student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Colgate University

Colgate University meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

College of the Holy Cross

College of the Holy Cross meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Low-income students are not required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Colorado College

Colorado College  meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Columbia University

Columbia University meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students are not required to take out student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Connecticut College

Connecticut College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students are not required to take out student loans as part of their financial aid awards if their family income is less than $50,000.

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Cornell University

Cornell University meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students with family income and assets over $75,000 may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students with family income over $100,000 may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Davidson College

Davidson College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students are not required to take out student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Duke University

Duke University meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards if their family income exceeds $60,000.

Emory University

Emory University meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards. See the Emory Advantage.

Franklin & Marshall College

Franklin & Marshall meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Low-income students are not required to take out student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Franklin W. Olin College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Low-income students are not required to take out student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Georgetown University

Georgetown University meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Grinnell College

Grinnell College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Low-income students are not required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Hamilton College

Hamilton College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Harvard University

Harvard University meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students are not required to take out student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Haverford College

Haverford College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students are not required to take out student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Low-income students are not required to take out student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Kenyon College

Kenyon College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Low-income students are not required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Lafayette College

Lafayette College is committed to meeting the full demonstrated financial need of all admitted students.  Families who have total income of more than $50,000 may require borrowing up to $4,500 per year to meet need.

Lehigh University

Lehigh University meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student.  Students may be required to take out federal student loans, but they have capped the amount to $5,000 per year.

Macalester College

Macalester College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students with family incomes over $75,000 may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Middlebury College

Middlebury College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Northeastern University

Northeastern University meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Northwestern University

Northwestern University meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students who are eligible for Pell Grants are not required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Oberlin College

Oberlin College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Low-income students are not required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Occidental College

Occidental College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Pitzer College

Pitzer College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Pomona College

Pomona College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students are not required to take out student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Princeton University

Princeton University meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students are not required to take out student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Reed College

Reed College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Rice University

Rice University meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students with family incomes over $80,000 may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Salem College

Salem College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Scripps College

Scripps College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Skidmore College

Skidmore College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Smith College

Smith College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Soka University of America

Soka University of America meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

St. Olaf College

St. Olaf College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Stanford University

Stanford University meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students are not required to take out student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

State University of New York (SUNY) Polytechnic Institute  meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students are not required to take out student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Thomas Aquinas College

Thomas Aquinas College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Trinity College

Trinity College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Tufts University

Tufts University meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Low-income students are not required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Union College

Union College (Schenectady, NY) meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

University of Chicago

University of Chicago meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students with family incomes over $75,000 may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

UNC – Chapel Hill meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Low-income students are not required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students are not required to take out student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

University of Richmond

University of Richmond meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

University of Rochester

The University of Rochester meets the full calculated institutional financial need of admitted students through a combination of scholarships, grants, need-based loans, and work-study.

University of Southern California (USC)

The University of Southern California meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

University of Virginia

University of Virginia meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students whose family income is over 200% of the poverty line and whose assets exceed $75,000 may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students are not required to take out student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Vassar College

Vassar College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students with family incomes over $60,000 may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students are not required to take out student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students with family incomes over $60,000 may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Wellesley College

Wellesley College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students with family incomes over $60,000 may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students with family incomes over $40,000 may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Williams College

Williams College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students with family incomes over $75,000 may be required to take out federal student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

Yale University

Yale University meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student. Students are not required to take out student loans as part of their financial aid awards.

 

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Activities that Look Good on a Scholarship Application

No Comments 09 August 2017

Spinning the activities you have done this summer, or plan to do, as things to add to scholarship essays will benefit you. Here are some activities that scholarship decision committees will be pleased to see on an application.

Volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to show scholarship administrators that you are a well-rounded student. You can find a new passion, build your resume and reinforce teamworking skills. Many scholarships require a supplemental essay with the application. The character built and experienced gained from volunteering is a great subject for an essay.

College Prep Programs

Showing you are thinking about college during the summer goes a long way with a scholarship committee. Attending some sort of college preparation program allows you to get a taste of a college campus and some of the courses that are offered. Take a look at this extensive list of fly-in programs. Many colleges offer free fly-in programs, travel assistance scholarships, overnight programs and diversity programming that comes at little or no cost to students accepted to their programs. Listing a program like this on a resume would show a scholarship decision committee that you take your studies seriously and deserve a scholarship.

Part-time work

Working a part-time job comes with a number of benefits. If you happen to come from a low-income household, this money can go a long way. Working a job at a young age shows scholarship committees you are dedicated to pursuing higher education. Plus, your place of employment might offer its own scholarships.

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Why You Should Intern

No Comments 26 June 2017

It’s never too early to start preparing for your career. If you want an advantage over other job candidates, working an internship is the way to go. Take a look at these reasons for why you should work an internship in college.

Build your resume. Come graduation, internships will look great on your resume. An internship allows you to gain experience in your chosen field, which will give you a leg up over any other job applicants. In the meantime, a beefed-up resume also can lead to more scholarship opportunities.

Gain confidence. Applying to jobs and going on interviews is intimidating. With an internship, you’ve already been there. You will have gone through the interview process and have the skills it takes to succeed in an office.

Expand your network. Like the saying goes, it’s all about who you know. This is true in the workforce as well. The people you meet in an internship can jumpstart your career. They can advocate for you to get a job at that company or introduce you to a connection to help you get hired elsewhere.

Find your future employer. Companies love hiring internally and internships are designed to find future employees. If you perform well during your internship, you could land yourself a job after college. This can save you the time and stress of a months-long job hunt that your classmates will go through after college.

It can be a great experience. Aside from the obvious career advantages, an internship can be a great experience. It can introduce you to lifelong friends and potentially help you to uncover a new passion that will allow you to excel in your career.

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College Fly-In and Diversity Programs

9 Comments 25 April 2017

One of the most important factors is in deciding if a college is right for you is whether or not you can picture yourself as a member of campus. For many students this means a campus visit.  If the college isn’t nearby, however, traveling to visit the college might not be possible due to financial limitations.  The good news is that several colleges offer free fly-in programs, travel assistance scholarships, overnight programs and diversity programming that comes at little or no cost to students accepted to their programs!

Below is our updated list of these fly-in, diversity, and other programs that are great opportunities for multicultural students.   We continually update this list of fly-in programs as colleges announce their programs. Some colleges announce the dates for their fly-in programs in the spring, while other colleges do not announce the dates until later in the year. (Until each college announces the new dates for its fly-in program, the chart will list the previous year’s dates to suggest likely dates for the current year’s program.) Be sure to check back frequently for updates.

Do you know of any great programs that we missed? Feel free to share in the comments section so we can add it to our list.

Create a College Greenlight account to learn more about these colleges and other colleges that might be a good academic, social and financial fit.

College NameName of Fly-in or Diversity ProgramProgram Date
(MM/DD-DD/YYYY)
Application Deadline
(MM/DD/YYYY)
Albion CollegeFly-In Reimbursement ProgramApril each year
Admitted students only
Allegheny College#Allegheny Bound Overnight04/23-24/201704/06/2017
Amherst CollegeAmherst College Diversity Open Houses (DIVOH)09/23-25/2017
10/14-16/2017
08/14/2017
Babson CollegeMulticultural Overnight Experience11/22-23/201709/1/2017
Barnard CollegeBarnard Bound10/7-9/201706/01/2017
Bates CollegePrologue To Bates10/8-10/2017
11/12-14/2017
09/01/2017
10/27/2017
Bentley UniversityFalcon Diversity Overnight11/10-11/201710/20/2017
Bowdoin CollegeExplore Bowdoin09/21-24/2017
10/29-31/2017
08/18/2017
09/22/2017
Brandeis UniversityExplore Brandeis SEED Fly-in Program10/19-21/201708/15/2017
Bryant UniversityFly-In to BryantContact admissions office.
Available to high school seniors and prospective transfer students only.
Rolling
Bryn Mawr Fall Travel ScholarsFall 201706/15/2017
Bucknell UniversityJourney to Bucknell10/29-31/2017May 2017
Calvin CollegeVisit GrantsFriday VisitsRolling
Carleton CollegeTaste of Carleton10/26-28/201709/02/2017
Carnegie Mellon UniversityCelebration of Diversity10/28-30/2017
1/20-22/2018
9/5/2017 registration opens for October event
10/2/2017 registration opens for January event
Case Western Reserve UniversityDiversity Overnight11/12-13/201710/2/2017
Claremont McKenna CollegeFall Preview Fly-In Program10/8-10/20178/18/2017
Colby CollegeCommitment Experience Fly-In10/1-2/2017
TBA for 2017
8/31/2017
Colgate UniversityColgate in Focus10/15-17/201709/08/2017
Applications evaluated on a rolling basis.
College of IdahoFly-In ReimbursementArrange visit through admissions officeRolling
College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's UniversityNational Fly-in Weekend Program11/18-20/2017
02/3-5/2018
02/24-26/2018
03/24-26/2018
04/7-9/2018
Registration available starting on September 1, 2017
College of the Atlantic (COA)Fall Fly-In10/12-15/2017
COA Presidential Scholars only
07/21/2017
College of the Holy CrossPerspectives11/11-13/20179/24/2017
Colorado CollegeTigers on a Quest and Flyin' Tigers09/30/2017 - 10/2/2017
10/28-30/2017
08/15/2017
09/21/2017
Columbia UniversityColumbia Engineering Experience10/8-10/2017 09/6/2017
Connecticut CollegeExplore Weekend11/12-14/2016
TBA for 2017
August 2017
Dartmouth CollegeNative American Community Program
Native Fly-In Program
10/8-11/20178/4/2017
Dartmouth CollegeDartmouth Bound Program07/16-19/201705/01/2017
Davidson CollegeMulticultural Visitation Program (MVP)10/15-17/2017 08/28/2017 (priority)
09/11/2017 (final)
Dickinson CollegeDiscover Diversity at Dickinson10/8-10/2017
11/9-11/2017
9/6/2017
Emory UniversityEmory's Cultural Overnight Recruitment Experience (CORE) Fall Visit Program10/12-14/2017 08/16/2017
Franklin & Marshall CollegeCollegiate Leadership Summit09/24-26/2017
11/12-14/2017
09/4/2017
10/23/2017
George Washington University (GWU)Your GW09/28-29/2017
11/9-10/2017
08/11/2017
Gordon CollegeFly-In to Gordon03/23-25/2017
TBA for 2018
Grinnell CollegeGrinnell College Diversity Preview Program09/24-25/2017 09/4/2017
Gustavus Adolphus CollegeFly-In ProgramApril each year
Admitted students only
Hamilton CollegeDiversity Overnight09/17-19/2017
10/29-31/2017
08/04/2017
Harvey Mudd College
Future Achievers in Science and Technology (FAST)09/28-30/2017
11/9-11/2017

These are tentative dates.
Summer 2017
Haverford CollegeMulticultural Scholars Experience10/29-31/2017 09/15/2017
Holy Cross CollegePerspectives11/5-7/2016
TBA for 2017
10/03/2016
TBA for 2017
Hope CollegeFly-In Weekend03/2-4/2017
TBA for 2018
TBA for 2018
Illinois Wesleyan UniversityTitan Weekend02/3-4/2017
02/26-27/2017
04/7-8/2017
07/21/2017
08/04/2017
TBA for 2018
TBA for 2018
Ithaca CollegeInside Look
Ithaca Today
04/7/2017
04/8-9/2017
TBA for 2018

Inside Look is a program for accepted students who self-identify as ALANA (African American, Latino[a], Asian American and Native American). It is followed by the admitted students weekend, Ithaca Today.
TBA for 2018
Johns Hopkins University
H.O.M.E. Program10/12-14/201709/15/2017
Kalamazoo CollegeIntercultural Fly-In ProgramFebruary and April 2018TBA for 2018
Kenyon CollegeCultural Connections Programs11/4-6/201710/13/2017 travel grant
10/30/2017 program
Lafayette CollegeOur Beloved Community (OBC) Symposium11/12/2016
TBA for 2017
10/14/2016
TBA for 2017
Lehigh UniversityDiversity Achievers Program and
Diversity Life Weekend
04/7-9/2017
10/8-9/2017
03/22/2017
09/16/2017
Lewis and Clark CollegeLEAD Fly-In Program11/5-7/201709/18/2017
Luther CollegeFly-In Reimbursement ProgramPresent ticket at admissions office during visitRolling
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Weekend Immersion in Science and Engineering (WISE)09/17-19/2017
10/1-3/2017
07/16/2017
Miami University (Ohio)Bridges at Miami University10/22-23/2017
10/29-30/2017
11/5-6/2017
11/12-13/2017
09/18/2017
Middlebury College
Discover Middlebury multicultural open house10/8-10/201708/11/2017
Missouri University of Science and Technology¡Sí Se Puede! weekend retreat for Hispanic and Latino students10/30/2017 - 11/1/201710/16/2017
Mt. Holyoke CollegeFocus on Diversity overnight program10/15-16/20178/24/2017
Oberlin CollegeMulticultural Visit Program (MVP)10/26-28/2017
11/9-11/2017
11/30/2017 - 12/2/2017
10/5/2017
10/19/2017
11/9/2017
Occidental CollegeFall Multicultural Visit Program (MVP) and Spring MVP11/10-12/2016
04/6-8/2017
04/13-15/2017
09/26/2016
03/29/2017
04/03/2017
TBA for Fall 2017
Ohio UniversityMulticultural Visit Program (MVP)10/29-30/20179/30/2017
Pitzer CollegeDiversity Program at PItzer10/27-29/2016
04/13-15/2017
TBA for Fall 2017
09/12/2016
03/27/2017
TBA for Fall 2017
Pomona College Perspectives on Pomona09/30/2017 - 10/3/2017
10/7-10/2017
08/20/2017
Purdue UniversityPurdue University Summer and Diversity CampsMultiple camps in June and July 2017Two weeks prior to start date
Reed CollegeDiscover Reed Fly-In10/8-10/201709/05/2017
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)STAR (Science, Technology, Arts at Rensselaer)10/27-29/2016
TBA for 2017
TBA for 2017
Rice UniversitySeeking Opportunities at Rice (SOAR)09/30/2017 - 10/2/20178/18/2017
Saint Mary's University of MinnesotaFly-in Airfare Assist ProgramContact admissions office
Applicants for admission only
Two weeks prior to visit
Scripps CollegePreview Scripps
Multicultural outreach travel grants
TBA for 2017TBA for 2017
Simpson CollegeFly-In Program ReimbursementArrange visit with admissions office and present ticket at admissions office during visitRolling
Smith CollegeWomen of Distinction Program10/20-22/201706/16/2017
St. Olaf CollegeFly-In Program11/07/201709/30/2017
Swarthmore CollegeDiscover Swarthmore overnight weekend program09/21-23/2017
11/2-4/2017
07/14/2017
Trinity College Preview Weekend11/5-6/201710/6/2017
Tufts UniversityVoices of Tufts: the University Experience10/19-20/2017 (Engineering)
10/26-27/2017 (Arts & Sciences)
TBA for 2017
10/3/2017 (Engineering)
10/11/2017 (Arts & Sciences)
Union CollegeGetting to Know Union Weekend10/8-9/2017
10/22-23/2017
09/15/2017
09/22/2017
University of DenverLatino/a Pioneer Prep Institute and Black & African American Pioneer Prep Institute06/27/2017 - 07/01/2017
07/11-15/2017
05/15/2017
05/15/2017
University of EvansvilleFly-In PolicyApril each year
Admitted students only
University of PennsylvaniaPenn Early Exploration Program (PEEP)10/8-10/201709/13/2017
University of RichmondMulticultural Overnight Visitation Experience (MOVE)11/12/2017TBA for 2017
University of RochesterMulticultural Visitation Program 11/9-11/201710/06/2017
University of St. ThomasSt. Thomas' Fly-In ProgramAvailable for a Tommie Overnight VisitRolling
University of Vermont Discovering UVM10/22-24/2017
11/5-7/2017
10/11/2017
10/24/2017
Utica CollegeFly-In Visit Reimbursement ProgramArrange visit with admissions office and present ticket at admissions office during visitRolling
Vassar CollegeVassar View10/22-24/201709/15/2017
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityPrimeros Pasos11/18/201711/10/2017
Washington University in St. LouisWashU Preview10/1-2/201707/14/2017
Wellesley CollegeDiscover Wellesley and Fall Travel Grant10/15-16/201706/30/2017 (priority)
08/15/2017 (final)
Wesleyan University
Fall Open House Transportation Assistance Programs10/8-9/2017
11/9-10/2017
06/29/2017 (priority)
09/04/2017 (regular)
10/13/2017 (regular)
Whitman CollegeVisit Scholarship Program11/5-7/201709/30/2017
Whitworth UniversityMulticultural Visit Program (MVP)03/15-17/201802/26/2018
Williams CollegeWindows on Williams (WOW)09/21-23/2017
10/12-14/2017
08/01/2017
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)Discover: The Diversity Experience11/10-11/20179/29/2017

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Spotlight on Ladder Up

No Comments 17 March 2017

Ladder Up is a community-based organization that provides people with resources and opportunities to move up the economic ladder. This organization provides participants with free programs to help students obtain financial aid to make their college dreams a reality.

This program is based in Chicago and visits local high schools — mainly Chicago public schools and charter schools — to give presentations on financial aid. With its Life-Improving Financial Tools (LIFT), Ladder Up helps participants and their families create a foundation for economic self-sufficiency. The sub-programs, Higher Education Access Initiative (HEAI) and Financial Literacy Program, help participants to secure financial aid for college and gain the appropriate skills to make smart financial choices. Participants learn about FAFSA, award letters, student loans, college finances and personal statements. One-on-one counseling also is offered for parents and students. Ladder Up offers counseling year-round for those who need it.

Students and parents alike can learn about financial aid opportunities through Ladder Up. Participants walk away with follow-up information about award letters, student loans and college finances. They also will learn how to successfully fill out the FAFSA. Keep an eye on Ladder Up’s website to see if they are hosting an event near you.

Ladder Up encourages financial responsibility going into college. Follow their mantra and check out your College Greenlight profile for the newest scholarships you are eligible for. College Greenlight regularly has been a beneficial scholarship resource for Ladder Up students.

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