Be Mine: Free Money

Cut out heart with Be Mine written on it.Riddle us this – what do Valentine’s Day and the UW-Green Bay scholarship deadline have in common? They are (almost) the same day! Love is sweet, but so is free money for your education. Be your own valentine and submit your scholarship application by February 15.

Scholarships are free money that will help you fund your education. You do not have to pay the money back (like a loan). In this post, we’ll go over UW-Green Bay Foundation Scholarships as well as learn more from the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation about the scholarships they have available to students. Continue reading Be Mine: Free Money

Schools and Colleges within a University?

What do you mean there are schools and colleges within the University? What college do I join? Don’t worry—that trips up a lot of incoming students. Schools and colleges within a university are groups of similar academic majors, career paths or disciplines. Not every university has academic colleges within and the ones that do may vary a bit in how they divide their subjects.

Here’s an example of how we do it at UW-Green Bay. UW-Green Bay has four colleges: the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; the College of Health, Education and Social Welfare; the College of Science, Engineering and Technology; and the Cofrin School of Business.

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How to Transfer Colleges

Students transfer between colleges for a variety of different reasons, but ultimately, your education is just that – YOURS! Finding a path that fits your personal, educational, financial, and career goals are all important factors in considering whether or not to transfer, and where to. When considering transferring, keep these things in mind. Continue reading How to Transfer Colleges

What are the Types of Campus Housing in College?

What are they like? Do college dorms have bathrooms?

These seem to be the questions running through students’ minds as they embark on the journey of finding the college they will attend. It can be nerve-wracking, moving away from your home and settling into a college dorm for the first time. Though it can be stressful, there are ways to avoid the stress of finding a space that works best for you!

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Commuting to College

If you live within commuting distance of your college, you might be asking yourself, “Should I commute to college or live on campus?” While there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to that question, there are a few things to consider before you make the decision. Time, money, and extracurricular activities will all play a factor as to whether it makes sense to commute. Continue reading Commuting to College

What Should I Major In?

Life seems to make us believe that we must have it all figured out – including when it comes to your college major. It can be daunting to decide what you want to do for the rest of your life, especially for high school students. We’re here to tell you it’s okay to pump the brakes. You don’t have to know what your end goal is yet.

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How to Afford College

“Can I afford college?” “I don’t want a lot of debt.” “Is this too much to take on?”

Paying for college is a big question for many students who are getting ready to start their higher education journey. While looking at the dollar signs of your top college choices can be intimidating, it doesn’t need to stop you from getting an education. There are several steps you can take to lessen the hit on your wallet, without sacrificing academic integrity.

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