Research conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that students who work less than twenty hours per week have a higher GPA than non-working students. Due to the rising costs of college and declining affordability, working while in college is necessary for many students as they use this income to support themselves financially while being away from home. The more students earn while in college, the less they will have to borrow to pay for school and working while in school also helps students learn to keep themselves organized, manage their time, and understand how to prioritize.
Nov 26, 2018 1:20:00 PM
Nov 13, 2018 1:58:00 PM
Even the most savvy job-hunters are likely to make some mistakes as they start to build and manage their personal brands. Here are some of the most common ways that students fail to successfully portray themselves online - and how you can avoid these branding faux pas.
Nov 5, 2018 1:50:00 PM
It happens to all of us who borrowed for college: notifications from lenders that your student loan payments will soon be due. It's time to craft a plan of attack.
Oct 26, 2018 10:53:00 AM
Oct 22, 2018 2:02:00 PM
Don't leave free money on the table!!
October 1 has come and gone, which means it's time to fill out the FAFSA for the 2019/20 academic year! Creating an FSA ID is the very first step to take in applying for financial aid. An FSA ID is a username and password that allows students and parents to access federal student aid systems and "sign" the FAFSA online. Both the parent and student need one in order to file the FAFSA. For a run down of common FSA ID mistakes to avoid, check out the video below!
Oct 18, 2018 11:29:00 AM
Approximately 20 million students choose to attend a post-secondary institution every year. Many students and their families struggle with where to start in the college planning process. Figuring out which schools might be a good fit, which career path to take, and how to pay for college are just a few of the many things that worry families. Rhode Island might be a small state, but it has a large amount of free resources available to help Rhode Islander's plan for college.
Oct 18, 2018 10:09:58 AM
Filing the FAFSA can qualify Rhode Islanders for financial aid for college; Free assistance is available to help families apply for aid
Oct 16, 2018 10:16:00 AM
Have you been playing sports for as long as you can remember? Has it been your dream to play sports in college? Collegiate sports provide opportunities to learn, compete, and succeed. Student-athletes receive academic support, medical care, and access to outstanding coaching, facilities, and equipment. Plus, student-athletes tend to graduate at higher rates than the general student body and feel better prepared for life after college.
Topics: College Planning
Oct 10, 2018 11:33:00 AM
Test optional. Test Flexible. Test Blind. Over the past few years, many colleges have made changes in how your standardized test scores (SAT/ACT) play a role in their admission decision. What do these different terms mean for you as you plan to complete your college applications?
Oct 5, 2018 9:35:23 AM
The RISLA College Planning Center will once again be hosting FAFSA Completion Events across the state of Rhode Island to help students, parents, and adult learners with completing the FAFSA. The FAFSA, formally known as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is the first step to applying for college financial aid. All schools uses this application for awarding federal student aid dollars and many also use it for awarding their own institutional funds.