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Blog, Colleges, Information, Parents, Students
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Texas A&M has announced that final freshman admission decisions will be sent this week. These decisions will include offers of admission to all summer provisional program, the Texas A&M Blinn TEAM program, the Engineering Academy at Blinn-Bryan, new Engineering Program at Galveston as well as offers to our Program for System Admission (PSA). Students should check AIS for the most updated information regarding their decisions.

New FAFSA and CSS Profile timing with “Prior-Prior”

Blog, Financial Aid, General, Information, Parents, Students
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Filing for financial aid can seem intimidating and difficult as families usually must estimate their income because forms are often due before taxes have been filed. But all of this will change for students filing in the 2017-18 school year. Both the federal government [FAFSA] and CollegeBoard [CSS Profile] will be set up for parents to use the IRS retrieval tool pulling information in from 2-years ago. This process is known as “prior-prior-year” or PPY. The new FAFSA will open up October 1, 2016 making it possible for some colleges to get financial information out earlier. [read more]

Depression High Among College Athletes

Blog, Campus Safety, Colleges, General, News, Parents, Students
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Researchers at Drexel University, Kean University, and the College of New Jersey published an article in the British Journal of Sports Medicine reporting that 25% of college athletes suffer from depression.  These results concur with other tests conducted by the NCAA.  Responding to the findings of the NCAA study, the NCAA released a document outlining the best practices for dealing with athletes in need of mental-health care. [read more]

Calling all vegetarians!!

Blog, General, Scholarships, Students
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There is a scholarship available to graduating U.S. high school seniors graduating in the spring of 2016 who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities.   Applicants will be judged on their ability to show compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle.  One award of $10,000 and two awards of $5,000 will be given.  Applications must be postmarked on or before February 20, 2016.  [Application]

Making College More Affordable and Accessible for All

Application, Blog, Colleges, General, Information, News, Parents, Students
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An unprecedented coalition of diverse public and private colleges and universities is coming together to improve the college admission application process for all students. The Coalition is developing a free platform of online tools to streamline the experience of applying to college. The initial iteration of the platform will be available to freshmen, sophomores, and juniors in high school beginning in April 2016.  [read more]