Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Extra Help: College Admissions Helping parents get their teen to college July 17, 2018

U.S. News & World Report

Explore Student Employment Options

Your child can help defray costs by holding a part-time job in college. Teens who were granted a work-study award as part of their financial aid package will be able to apply for a qualifying part-time, on-campus position.

Read on for additional information about the work-study program and other part-time employment options for your soon-to-be college freshman.


Choose Between Work-Study, Part-Time Job in College

Families can consider the pros and cons of work-study jobs compared with other part-time positions to determine how their student should earn money during college. Learn more here.

10 Types of Part-Time Jobs That Pay for College

In addition to work-study, families can look into other options like on-demand jobs, such as driving for ride-booking services, and freelance work. See more job options here.

Also, check out these 10 fast-food chains that offer tuition assistance to their hourly employees.

3 Ways to Ensure That a College Job Won't Cost You

Students should clock no more than 20 hours each week to cash in on the benefits of working without falling behind in their studies, experts say. Click here for more tips.

Don't Overlook Company Scholarships for College Students

Parents may have accidentally missed a potential source of funding to support their college-bound student: their employer. Some companies offer scholarship programs for dependents of their employees, though these initiatives may not be well-advertised. Learn more here.

Not everyone moves into a dorm room after enrolling as a college freshman – some students live off campus and commute.

At some schools, a large proportion of the freshman class resides off campus. For example, at California State University—Fresno, 86 percent of first-year students lived off campus or commuted in 2016-2017. See a list of the 10 universities where the most freshmen commute here.

Check out all of the Best Colleges rankings and lists here.

Find the Right Fit With Our Compare Tool

Students can narrow down their list of colleges by selecting ones that interest them using our compare tool. We’ll show how they stack up to help students find the right fit.

2019 Senior Photo Information

Dear Senior Parents,
You should have received information through the mail regarding your child's upcoming appointment for their Senior Portraits. Strawbridge Studios will be at VAHS July 23 and July 24 in the Commons. If you have questions, did not receive information, or can not make your appointment, please contact our Strawbridge representative, Andrew Hahn immediately. 
Andrew Hahn, ahahn@strawbridge.net