Monday, April 22, 2013
Three workshops in April & May to help cut through the clutter & confusion.
The Scholarship Foundation in Richmond Heights is holding workshops to help families better understand college financial aid letters. The dates for the workshops at the Scholarshop are: Wednesday, April 24, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 1 p.m. The Scholarship Foundation is located across from the St. Louis Galleria Mall at 8215 Clayton Rd. Those attending are urged to RSVP by calling 314-725-7990 or email to email@example.com. The Scholarship Foundation is a non profit organization, founded in 1920 and more than 10,000 students have been awarded more than $58 million in interest-free loans and $3.8 million in grants by the foundation.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
State Treasurer Clint Zweifel explains Missouri's college savings plan, which he uses for his own children.
A column by State Treasurer Clint Zweifel Every year it seems like the holidays start sooner and last longer filled with family trips, school parties and time with friends. There are gifts to find, meals to plan and memories to make. For those children on your lists, I encourage you to consider starting or adding to a MOST—Missouri's 529 College Savings Plan account. While higher education might not be on their wish list, contributions to a MOST 529 account could help the children in your life reach their goals. Starting a MOST 529 account is easy. You can open an account with as little as $25. Opening an account and contributing to it by the end of year also qualifies you for a 2012 Missouri tax deduction.* You can also sign-up to use …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Our panel of experts are waiting in the comments to offer advice to help high school students and parents prepare for college.
Welcome to Ask the Patch Pro, where each week we tackle a different topic and open up the comment section for questions. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. This week we're talking all about preparing for college. Patch wants to help you find the answers to your questions, but we needed some help. We've compiled a team of experts to help us out. Meet the experts: If you have a college preparation related question, ask below in our comment section and one of our experts will answer! If you consider yourself a local expert and would like to be added to the list, let us know! firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, October 22, 2012
Patch is looking for experts who can share their advice to help high school students and parents prepare for college.
We want to find the answers to all your questions about preparing for college this week, but we need a little help. In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro" we need local experts who can answer readers' questions and offer advice about preparing for the ACTs, applying for loans or scholarships and any otherinformation college-bound students and parents may have. If you consider yourself an expert and can answer these questions and more, let us know two ways. One: You can leave a comment on this post. Two: You can send an email to email@example.com. We need experts to answer questions on Thursday, Oct. 25. Curious as to what we are looking for? Take a look at some of our previous Patch Pro posts: So what do you say, who wants to…
Monday, November 7, 2011
Another trip is planned for November 15.
Choosing a college is a big deal. To help college-bound Affton High students best consider their options, the Affton Education Foundation organized two two-day trips to nearby universities. Last Tuesday and Wednesday on the first of those trips, high-ranking Affton juniors and seniors visited Truman University, Quincy University, Illinois College and Greenville College. The trip was led by Assistant Principal Phil Beermann. A second trip, led by Assistant Principal Jason Buck, will depart November 15 for University of Missouri-Kansas City, Rockhurst University, University of Central Missouri and Westminster College of Fulton, MO.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Affton-Shrewsbury Patch, PatchU and The Huffington Post want to hear how college students are making the math work on college financing.
For many students, figuring out how to pay for college can be like a really tough class you just can’t seem to get your head around. Still, some people have a knack for finding the right formula or a creative approach to the funding fix. PatchU and The Huffington Post want to hear these success stories. For the “How Are You Paying For College?” contest, you need to interview one person and write a profile based on the answer to that question. The more creative the person’s plan is, the better! Then, present your profile in a well-crafted essay and follow these submission rules and requirements: The contest is open to current undergraduate and graduate students of PatchU Network schools. Students who have graduated within the last six …