- Information on financial aid resources
- Career counseling
- Guidance in choosing the right college, university, or vocational/technical training program
- Financial literacy assistance
Internet Access and Computer Assistance
We provide free access to the Web and its wealth of information on colleges, universities, and career opportunities. We will also help you find and make the most of admission and financial aid resources, such as https://www.collegeboard.org and various admission application services
FAFSA on the Web
Our counselors are on hand to help you fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). From gathering the required information to deciphering the questions, a counselor will be with you every step of the way.
We offer assistance and information on vocational and technical schools, careers, and admission and graduate school references, such as self-directed search interest inventory, SAT and GED practice testing and referral, and minority male mentoring.
We offer these free workshops at sites around Washington, D.C.:
Adults on The Move — Learning Opportunities Never End
Did you know that colleges and universities offer special programs of study for adult learners? Did you know that adults can earn college level credits from life and work experience? Learn about weekend and evening classes, part-time study, credit by examination, experiential learning, GED and high school equivalency classes. Learn how to select the appropriate learning environment (two- or four-year colleges, vocational or technical schools) and make a successful transition to higher education. Discover why millions of adults are returning to school every year.
In Search of Financial Aid
How do you pay for college? Who is eligible to apply for financial aid? Where can I go to get assistance? What forms are required for federal, D.C., university and private sources of financial aid? Get the answers to your questions on financial aid resources for postsecondary education.
The College Admission Process
A step-by-step planning session for adults, high school seniors, and parents. Obtain valuable information about choosing a college, preparing the application package, getting financial aid, SAT score criteria, college costs, and making the successful transition from high school to college.
Education and Career Planning
This workshop will provide participants with information on career trends of the 21st century. Get the facts on the career development process: 1) How to explore your options, 2) Choose and evaluate a career, 3) Assess your skills, 4) Taking action. Learn how to get the training needed to make the successful transition to some of America’s fastest growing jobs.
College Survival Skills
This seminar provides both students and adults with relevant information on skills needed to be successful in college. Learn how to develop good study and listening skills, create a schedule, tips on time management, and how to make the best of school support services… and more. A helpful "CSS" guide is disseminated to all participants with points on effective ways to survive the freshman year.
Loan Default Management
Can I return to school if I am in default on a federal student loan? Will my credit be affected? Learn about loan consolidation, loan cancellation and discharge, and how to request an application for loan discharge. We will help you learn how and where to repay your defaulted student loan. There are options that make it easier than before to repay your defaulted student loan.
Financial and Economic Literacy — The Language of Money
Economic or financial hardship is one of the key factors impacting first generation college students. This workshop will provide both students and adults with information for improving their financial and economic literacy through topics such as: basic personal income, household and money management (budgeting), basic economic decision-making skills, and the importance of using credit wisely. Information and resources will be given to students and adults that will empower them to be wise consumers with regard to money management.