C.O.A.S.T. Attends a "Majors Fair" at York County Community College
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Join COAST at York County Community College on Tuesday, March 13. We'll begin with lunch in the Mid-Cafe on campus. Professors and current students will join us to share information about the different programs and majors available at YCCC, including: Allied Health, Culinary Arts, Education, Business, Media and Computer Sciences, Criminal Justice, Career and General Studies. Attendees will also learn about different certification programs available such as Welding, Human Resources and Food Service Specialist. Representatives from Admissions, Financial Aid, Career and Student Services will be available, as well. After lunch, we'll tour the campus and have time for questions and conversation.
This is a chance for a personalized look at York County Community College. Come imagine yourself earning a degree or furthering your career goals with a certification. The best decision is an informed decision, and now is a perfect opportunity to gather information about the opportunities at YCCC.
Contact Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-752-6799 for more information and to RSVP by March 6, 2012.
February 28, 2012
January 25, 2012
NOW is the time to file your F.A.F.S.A!
Upcoming workshops, sponsored by C.O.A.S.T. and provided by the Finance Authority of Maine, allow students/parents to work with a college access counselor to answer questions about financial aid and financing education. Participants can file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (F.A.F.S.A.) on-line during the workshop.
Wednesday, February 1, 6:00pm York Middle School. Call Amanda Cutrer 207-363-4214 x2113
Monday, February 13, 6:30pm Kennebunk High School. Call Paula Abramson 207-985-1116
What's the Big Deal?
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (F.A.F.S.A.) is required to determine all need-based financial aid and all federal student aid including: grants, school-based scholarships, federal loans and work-study options. Many national and state scholarships also require a FAFSA on file. Financial aid awards and especially grant money (which a student does not need to repay) is determined on a first-come-first-served basis. Waiting to file means missed deadlines and missed access to financial aid! York County Community College has a great chart demonstrating WHY one should file early, here.
Any person applying to or even considering college classes in 2012 needs to file. Don't wait to be "formally" accepted! Once you receive your financial aid award, you can choose to accept all, some or none of it--but it must be on file!
Pam Crate at the Finance Authority of Maine (www.famemaine.com) will help with information about financing your college education and filing your FAFSA. You can also check with the financial aid office at a school you are interested in. Feel free to contact C.O.A.S.T. with questions or for more information! email@example.com
January 23, 2012
Welcome to the College Opportunities and Successful Transitions (C.O.A.S.T.) blog! As facilitator for this one-year, grant-funded project, I'm excited to include blogging and social media networking as an opportunity to share information, create networks, develop resources and offer advice pertaining to career and college access for adult learners. Come back often to see what we're up to, and please feel free to leave comments and join the conversation! Much appreciated.
You can expect:
You can expect:
- general career planning and college access information
- connections to events and programs
- opportunities to "get to know" Adult Education through features and interviews
- information about the policies and trends affecting adult learners
- coaching practices, advising and thoughts from the facilitator
- resource sharing about anything and everything from financial aid to career planning; goal setting to surviving your first post-secondary education class--resources specifically meant for non-traditional and adult learners
If you or someone you know lives within the communities of Wells, Ogunquit, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Arundel or York and have not completed a two or four-year degree or are interested in career development including professional certification, apprenticeships, or college; and/or you are a non-traditional student within Adult Education, feel free to contact Susan White, C.O.A.S.T. Facilitator at firstname.lastname@example.org COAST services are FREE.