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College & Career Resources

Post Hurricane Irma Student Resources

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Champions For Learning, a partner in Future Ready Collier, has compiled resources for Florida Students Post Irma and completing the FAFSA verification process.

Hurricane Irma Resources for Florida Students, click here.

Resources for Completing the FAFSA Verification Process, click here.

To see the original resource post by Champions For Learning, click here.

Posted by Kristin Peras
College & Career

VIRTUAL FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION NIGHT SCHEDULED

 

Collier County Public Schools announced a Virtual Financial Aid Information Night scheduled for October 11, 2017.

Prior to Hurricane Irma, all Collier County High Schools had Financial Aid Information Nights planned for students and families, but were not able to re-schedule them all.

The event will also be streamed LIVE online and on The Education Channel (cable 99).

Click here for more details.

Posted by FRC Admin
College & Career News Resources

FAFSA now open

FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Completing the FAFSA is the first step toward getting financial aid for college, career school, or graduate school. The FAFSA gives students access to the largest source of federal and state grants, federal work-study funds, and student loans. Completing the FAFSA is also a requirement by most colleges who offer intuitional scholarships as well as community based and private scholarships. Financial Aid from the FAFSA may be used to pursue a variety of degree and programs including Associate and Bachelor degrees as well as Career, Technical, and Vocational Certifications.

In Collier County, community-based organizations with an education focus have partnered together to help our students gain access to financial aid opportunities by completing their FAFSA. Trained volunteers partner with local high schools to help students navigate through the FAFSA process in one-on-one sessions. Check out these various opportunities for help in completing the FAFSA.

Together we have learned that for every 10% a school increases it’s FAFSA completion rate, it’s college going rate increases by 3%.
The Future Ready College & Career Readiness workgroup is continuing to work on increasing FAFSA completion with a goal of 46 % completion in the county.

We want to ensure that our young people graduate high school on track to obtain a degree or credential – – and to be Future Ready.

Posted by FRC Admin
College & Career Early Learning News

Future Ready Collier – Editorial in Naples Daily News

On July 20, 2017 Future Ready partners Champions For Learning, Collier County Public School District, Community Foundation of Collier County, Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida, Florida SouthWestern State College, Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, Guadalupe Center, Naples Children & Education Foundation – Naples Winter Wine Festival and the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation. met with the Editorial Board of the Naples Daily News to share about the work we’ve all been doing together to get Collier – Future Ready.

Click here to read more.

 

Posted by FRC Admin
College & Career News

Student Volunteer Blitz

Future Ready Collier partners work together to ensure our young people gain understanding of the value of community service and gain a variety of experiences to help them set their future goals.

United Way of Collier County hosts www.VolunteerCollier.com, and is coordinating a great opportunity for high school students to learn more about volunteering on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the summer.

All opportunities are pre-approved for Bright Futures.

Please visit on www.volunteercollier.com

 

Posted by FRC Admin
College & Career Events

Need help paying for college?

FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Completing the FAFSA is the first step toward getting financial aid for college, career school, or graduate school. The FAFSA gives students access to the largest source of federal and state grants, federal work-study funds, and student loans. Completing the FAFSA is also a requirement by most colleges who offer intuitional scholarships as well as community based and private scholarships. Financial Aid from the FAFSA may be used to pursue a variety of degree and programs including Associate and Bachelor degrees as well as Career, Technical, and Vocational Certifications.

Posted by FRC Admin
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