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                           We’ve seen growth
                            in the number of
                           students applying
                             for financial aid.
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011




                            Parents are being
                           denied more often
                           so we’re seeing an
                            upswing in what
                            students are bor-
                                  rowing.
                                      ”
                            - Jodi Vanden
                           Berge, director
                           of college plan-
                                 ning for
                          EducationQuest




                            Higher learning: How to pay for it
                           THREE PROGRAMS UNIQUE                       cial aid has been static for many years,
                             TO NEBRASKA HELP
                                                                       and she doesn’t expect that to change
                                                                       anytime soon. This has meant more
                                                                                                                                      Types of federal financial aid
                                  STUDENTS FILL                        students are inquiring about financial
                                                                       aid options.                                           Federal Pell Grant                financial need. Your school will review the
                                THE FINANCIAL GAP                                                                   A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does   results of your Free Application for Federal
                                                                          “We’ve seen growth in the number                                                      Student Aid (FAFSA) and determine the
                                                                       of students applying for financial aid,”   not have to be repaid. Pell Grants are
                                                                                                                  awarded usually only to undergraduate         amount you can borrow. You are not
                                     DEANN STUMPE                      she said.                                                                                charged interest while you’re in school and
                                 dstumpe@hastingstribune.com                                                      students who have not earned a bache-
                                                                          Also causing problems for students      lor’s or a professional degree.               during grace periods and deferment periods.




                          F
                                   or students wanting to earn a       is the current economic situation.           The maximum Pell Grant award for the           Direct Unsubsidized Loans — You are
                                   college degree, the costs are                                                                                                not required to demonstrate financial
                                                                       Vanden Berge said that the new credit      2011-12 award year is $5,550.
                                                                                                                                                                need to receive a Direct Unsubsidized
                                   getting higher while federal        standards that were ushered in follow-               Federal Perkins Loan
                                   financial aid remains stagnant.                                                                                              Loan. Like subsidized loans, your school
                                                                       ing the 2008 banking collapse have           A Federal Perkins Loan is a low-interest    will determine the amount you can bor-
                                   But, instead of facing large stu-   made it more difficult for parents to      (5 percent) loan for both undergraduate       row. Interest accrues on an unsubsidized
                          dent loans, many Nebraska students           borrow on behalf of their children, so     and graduate students with financial          loan from the time it’s first paid out. You
                          have some additional options in the          more students are taking on larger         need. Federal Perkins Loans are made          can pay the interest while you are in
                          form of need-based grants and schol-         loans.                                     through a school’s financial aid office.      school and during grace periods and
                          arships.                                                                                Your school is your lender, and the loan is   deferment or forbearance periods, or you
                                                                          “Parents are being denied more often    made with government funds. You must          can allow it to accrue and be capitalized.
                             In fact, three programs unique to         so we’re seeing an upswing in what stu-    repay this loan to your school.                  There are limits on the maximum
                          Nebraska fill in the gaps left by federal    dents are borrowing,” she said.              You can borrow up to $5,500 for each        amount you are eligible to receive each
                          aid for students who need them the              Loans aren’t the only answer,           year of undergraduate study. For graduate     academic year and in total.
                          most, and they are simple to take            Vanden Berge said. Many students in        studies, you can borrow up to $8,000 per           Direct PLUS Loans for Parents
                          advantage of, education officials say.       Nebraska qualify for scholarships,         year.
                                                                                                                                                                  Parents of dependent students may
                             Jodi Vanden Berge, director of col-       grants and other programs based on                   Direct Stafford Loans               apply for a Direct PLUS Loan to help pay
                          lege planning with EducationQuest in         need.                                        Direct Stafford Loans are low-interest      their child’s education expenses as long
                          Kearney, works with Hastings area               For students who qualify for a feder-   loans for eligible students to help cover     as certain eligibility requirements are met.
                          schools to help educate both students        al Pell Grant, their tuition to any        the cost of higher education. Eligible stu-   Graduate and professional students may
                          and guidance counselors on the                                                          dents borrow directly from the U.S.           apply for PLUS Loans for their own
                                                                       Nebraska university is covered com-        Department of Education.                      expenses.
                          options — from scholarship searches          pletely through the Collegebound             Direct Stafford Loans include the follow-     The annual limit on a PLUS Loan is
                          to loan choices — available for finan-       Nebraska program. In 2008, those           ing types of loans:                           equal to the student’s cost of attendance
                          cial help.                                   qualifications were extended slightly        Direct Subsidized Loans — Direct            minus any other financial aid the student
                             Vanden Berge said that while almost       to include students who were just out-     Subsidized Loans are for students with        receives.
                          all colleges and universities have           side of qualifying for a Pell Grant.        Source: studentaid.ed.gov
                          raised their tuition costs, federal finan-                  Please see PAY/page S10
Getting into college a full-time job




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         LEANNE ITALIE                  SAT, Advanced Placement testing
         The Associated Press           and SAT Subject Tests.
   NEW YORK — Getting into                 “Often I hear parents say, ‘If
college is a full-time job for many     only I would have known, I
high schoolers, especially those        would have had my son or
receiving little help from guid-        daughter take a science course in
ance counselors and without the         the ninth grade,”’ Montoya said.




                                                                                                                                                                                     Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011
money to hire private consult-             If you have a specific college in
ants.                                   mind this early, check its academ-
   From resume building and             ic requirements online and find
campus tours to test prep and           the school on Facebook for up-to-
essay writing, there’s a lot for kids   date chatter and official
to contend with, and a lot for          announcements.
parents who may not have gone              Generally, colleges prefer four
through the process themselves.         years of English, as well as history,
   College admissions officials and     math, science and a foreign lan-
paid helpers urge families to           guage, Montoya said. Explore SAT
stretch the application process         Subject Tests in your strongest
over all four years of high school      classes and expect to take them
to make it less of a mad dash and       while the material is fresh. Some
more of a marathon. Try this            colleges require subject tests.
timeline to break down the to-do        Either way, it wouldn’t hurt to
list:                                   throw them into the mix.
                                           Visit a college informally when
       FRESHMAN YEAR                    school is in session, especially if
   Enroll in rigorous classes, said     you’ve never stepped foot on a
Jim Montoya, a former admis-            campus. Formal touring can wait.
sions dean at Stanford and Vassar       The idea is to provide a glimpse
                                                                                                                                                                 CAROLYN KASTER/AP
and a vice president of the             into college life.
College Board. The board,                  Make a long-term commit-             In this April 9, 2009, file photo, student guide Coreyn Kosik (center) points out campus sites to
CollegeBoard.org, administers                                                   prospective students and their parents during a tour of Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa. Getting
                                                  Please see JOB/page S8        into college is a full-time job for many high school students.
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                            College
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                             choice
                          is personal
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                              STUDENTS CITE VARIOUS
                             REASONS FOR THEIR PICKS
                                        LIZ MCCUE
                                  tribune@hastingstribune.com




                          S
                                  tudents choose a college for all
                                  sorts of reasons.
                                  For Chelsie Lipker, a freshman at
                                  Central Community College-
                                  Hastings, it was the casual cam-
                          pus atmosphere that drew her to CCC.
                             For Hastings College freshman Luke
                          Ervin, the friendly professor-student
                          relationships at HC were a plus.
                             In fact, many of the students made
                          similar statements explaining why they
                          came to one of the colleges. Although
                          Lipker and Ervin do not go to the same
                          school, they both expressed that their
                          respective campuses were laid back, with
                          friendly professors and students.
                             “At HC, I felt like people were more
                          distant,” Lipker said.
                             Ervin said he felt the people at HC
                          wouldn’t be judgemental of new stu-
                          dents.
                             Both freshmen came from smaller
                          Nebraska towns: Lipker from nearby
                          Blue Hill, and Ervin from Murdock.
                          Ervin moved onto HC’s campus during
                          New Student Days and started classes
                          August 29. Students came back to CCC’s
                          campus before school began Aug. 22.
                             Other students decided to attend the
                          colleges because of prior relationships.
                          Halie Elkins of Thornton, Colo., said her
                          boyfriend decided to attend HC because
                          his father was an alumnus. Elkins visited
                          twice with her boyfriend and they
                          agreed to stay together at HC.
                             “I came and registered in May, put
                          the down payment in immediately
                          because we liked it so much,” Elkins
                          said.
                             Bridgett Fanning of Oak said she
                          decided to attend CCC because she was-
                          n’t sure what she wanted to do. Her
                          friend, Kayla Sole of Nelson said she
                          wanted to get more education and have
                          a better paying job after school.
                             CCC was the cheaper option, said
                          both students, without sacrificing edu-
                          cational opportunities. Fanning said her
                          goal after graduation is to go to
                          California to become a forensic scientist.
                             Residence halls can also play a large
                          part in where a student goes to college.                                                                                                      LIZ McCUE/Tribune
                                       Please see CHOICE/page S10      Emily Case (front) helps new student Ellie Clinch move in to Taylor Hall Aug. 26 at Hastings College.
Preparation key in moving to the dorms




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      SARAH WELCH                      ing to college in style.             coming along to help? If so, do
   AND ALICIA ROCKMORE                    1. Visualize the Room and         you need a hotel reservation?
         getbuttonedup.com             Make a Checklist. Think about        Think of this move-in adventure
   If you’re heading to college,       what you’ll need when you            like a trip and plan accordingly.
the time to move in to campus          arrive before you head to the           3. Get Your Systems Set. Plenty
housing will be here before you        store. If you don’t, you’ll end up   of people plan for college by buy-
know it.                               spending more than you need to       ing new notebooks and some




                                                                                                                                                                                        Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011
   If you thought all the blood,       on items you’ll never or rarely      new clothes, but one of the most
sweat and tears spent on prepar-       use. Sketch the floor plan on a      overlooked, but most important,
ing the application was the hard       piece of paper and picture what      aspects of planning for school is
part, think again. Actually mov-       you will need to make the space      how you’re going to set yourself
ing to college can be as stressful     work. There isn’t going to be        up for success. You might have
as writing the perfect essay or        much storage space in the room,      done well in high school, but you
even picking the right school —        so consider adding to your           also had parents who were always
especially if you ignore Mom’s or      “must buy” list the tools that       there as a safety net, ensuring
Dad’s entreaties to get packing        will keep clutter from overrun-      that homework was done, sched-
and wait until the last possible       ning the room. Most colleges         ules were adhered to and the big
minute to get yourself organized.      also provide a checklist of items    picture was organized.
   Take it from two who have           that students need, so be sure to       For the first time in your life,
been there: You do not want to         incorporate the school’s list with   that responsibility falls entirely
start off a college career in a dis-   your own. Just remember: Less is     on your shoulders. It is entirely
combobulated state, or have            more.                                up to you to dot the i’s and cross
your last day at home be spent            2. Plan the Move. Unless you      the t’s in your life now. Take time
with parents furious at your lack      are going to college in your         to think about how you are
of preparation.                        hometown, you will need to take      going to organize yourself so that
                                                                                                                                                HOLLIE SEHRT and CINDY RODRIGUEZ/SHNS
   Getting ready involves much         a bus, car or maybe even a plane     you make the most of college.
more than going out to buy a           to get there. Figure out the best    Whether it means seeking out          Making the physical move to college can be as stressful as writ-
shower caddy. To help you get          way to get you and your belong-      tutors, signing up for one less       ing the perfect essay or even picking the right college.
through it without too much            ings to school. Does your school     class or finding your favorite spot     4. Set Up a Budget. If you       addition to any school loans —
fuss, we’ve put together five sim-     have an organized dorm move-         in the library, a little time now     aren’t careful, you could end up   by the time you graduate. Don’t
ple steps that’ll have you head-       in? Are your parents or siblings     can mean a lot to your GPA later.     in a heap of consumer debt — in         Please see DORMS/page S15
                          Job: The race to college starts in ninth grade
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                          Continued from page S3                 wide range of campuses to help        mation sessions with college offi-    You can take them more than            test dates, fees and deadlines,
                          ment to an extracurricular activi-     you decide.                           cials.                                once. Some colleges allow you to       including those for retakes of the
                          ty and community service. Don’t           Begin exploring what you              Scheduling tours during the        send them your best scores but         SAT or ACT and tests on
                          pile on the extras. Choose things      might like to study in college.       summer between 10th and 11th          others require the results of all      Advanced Placement courses and
                          you truly love and work toward         There may be something you            grades may come in handy, but         attempts.                              subjects. College application and
                          making a significant contribution      haven’t thought of that appeals       note that campus life can look           This is also the year that stu-     financial aid deadlines should be
                          over four years.                       to you, or connects in an unusu-      sparse without many students          dents consider which teachers,         included. So should a list of those
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                             If financial aid is in your         al but valuable way to an existing    around.                               coaches and other grownups             who plan to write recommenda-
                          future, get literate on how to find    area of interest.                        No way to visit every campus       they will hit up for letters of rec-   tion letters, whom to ask for
                          it and how to apply for it. Have a        “Don’t put that off until junior   on your list? Check                   ommendation, so make nice.             transcripts and when they’re due.
                          heart-to-heart with your parents       year, which is what a lot of stu-     YOUniveristyTV.com to see if             Garber said juniors should             Now’s the time to dig into the
                          on money matters. Begin looking        dents do,” advises consultant         your choice is among more than        begin thinking about the dread-        essay and begin work on applica-
                          into how scholarships work and         Ann Garber. “You don’t want to        3,000 virtual tours available.        ed application essay by keeping        tions, including the FAFSA form
                          what the FAFSA is (it’s the Free       be the 11th grader who gasps, ‘I      CampusTours.com offers a more         a journal or diary.                    and scholarships. Let your par-
                          Application for Federal Student        have no idea what I want.”’           limited selection.                       “It’s a way for them to think       ents handle the easy stuff like fill-
                          Aid).                                     Martha Merrill, dean of admis-        Request information packets        back and ask, ‘What are the            ing in names, addresses and the
                             “It’s never too early to begin to   sions and financial aid at            from chosen schools but keep in       things in my life that have            like while you concentrate on the
                          understand financial aid,” said        Connecticut College, a test-          mind that glossy brochures and        helped me become who I am,             essay and other more personal
                          Rick Dalton, who heads College         optional school, said that only a     sweeping mission statements           that have set me apart?”’ she          touches.
                          for Every Student, a nonprofit         general idea of the types of          don’t tell the whole story. Dig       said. “Starting to be a little self-      Many schools use the “com-
                          that helps low-income public           schools that appeal is necessary      deep into department pages on         reflective can lead to essay top-      mon application” but some have
                          school students move toward            sophomore year. “Their interests,     school websites and check out         ics.”                                  their own systems. Regardless,
                          higher education. “It’s important      needs and wants will change           faculty profiles, Merrill said.          Some experts suggest putting        most are filed online.
                          to understand the concept, that        over the next few years,” she            Seek out students or alumni        together a rough draft of the             It’s also the time to determine
                          there’s money out there. Not           said.                                 either online or through friends,     essay junior year and honing it        whether you’ll seek “early deci-
                          understanding that is a huge              Montoya cautioned that the         family and recruiter visits sched-    later on. At the very least, the       sion” at a specific school, mean-
                          impediment in getting interested       application process “should not       uled nearby or at your high           essay shouldn’t be left until the      ing you’re committed to accept if
                          in college to begin with.”             be driven solely by the student’s     school.                               last minute.                           you get in. Early decision and
                               SOPHOMORE YEAR                    intended academic major.” He             By 11th grade, a high schooler        Merrill said students should        early action, which is nonbind-
                                                                 added: “The vast majority of col-     should have paid a call on the        begin college essays the summer        ing but states a strong preference,
                             Think about when to take the                                                                                    before senior year. “With the
                                                                 lege undergraduates will change       guidance counselor, though pub-                                              allow you to apply earlier and
                          practice SAT or ACT college                                                                                        pressure of looming application
                                                                 their major at least once or          lic school counselors are                                                    hear back early while also apply-
                          entrance exams. The preliminary                                                                                    deadlines still months away, stu-
                                                                 twice.”                               stretched to the limit. They’ll                                              ing to other schools.
                          SAT, called the PSAT, is given in                                                                                  dents have the freedom to play
                                                                    CollegeConfidential.com is a       meet with you junior year, but                                                  Don’t forget to request a final
                          October and is combined with                                                                                       around with different ideas, test
                                                                 trove of information. It includes     the number of visits might be                                                transcript at the end of senior
                          the National Merit Scholarship                                                                                     different angles, and solicit feed-
                                                                 a college search tool and heavy       restricted to just a couple, so be                                           year.
                          Qualifying Test. Free online prac-                                                                                 back from friends and family.”
                                                                 message traffic from young peo-       well prepared to review your                                                    And don’t think senior year is
                          tice and prep books are every-                                                                                        Continue your “education”
                                                                 ple if you’re looking to network.     transcript and talk about specific                                           a time to slack off. “Once the
                          where.                                                                                                             on how to seek financial aid.
                                                                    Melanie Reed, the director of      college and financial aid options.                                           applications have been submit-
                             The College Board suggests                                                                                      Know the difference between
                                                                 college advising at a private prep       Junior year is also the time to                                           ted, avoid senioritis,” consultant
                          using your access code on your                                                                                     need-based aid and merit-based
                                                                 school in Seattle, the Seattle        schedule the SAT or ACT.                                                     Katherine Cohen said. “Senior
                          PSAT score report to sign in to                                                                                    aid, and how to access grants
                                                                 Academy, said the focus in 10th          The ACT is an achievement                                                 year grades count!”
                          the board’s “My College                                                                                            (free money) versus applying for
                                                                 grade should be building a sound      test, measuring what a student                                                  If a “gap year” is in your
                          QuickStart,” a personalized plan-                                                                                  loans that must be repaid.
                                                                 high school transcript and a          has learned in school, according                                             future, make sure you under-
                          ning kit to help prepare for the                                                                                      Seek out adult mentors to see
                                                                 foundation in extracurricular         to the website of the American                                               stand the deferred enrollment
                          real SAT using a study strategy                                                                                    you through the application
                                                                 activities. Summer should also be     College Testing Programs Inc.,                                               policies of the schools where
                          based on your preliminary                                                                                          process if your guidance coun-
                                                                 used to that end.                     which administers it. The SAT is                                             you’re applying.
                          results.                                                                                                           selor and parents can’t handle
                                                                    “Your greatest advantage and       more of an aptitude test, cover-                                                “Use your senior year to refine
                             Taking practice exams for both                                                                                  the job, said Kate Schrauth,
                                                                 healthiest approach is to develop     ing reasoning and verbal abilities.                                          your search and arrive at a deci-
                          the SAT and the ACT will help
                                                                 plenty of positive application           The SAT is administered seven      executive director of
                          you decide which is the better                                                                                                                            sion,” said Edith Waldstein, vice
                                                                 material and continue to love         times a year — in October,            ICouldBe.org, an online educa-
                          test for you. Test-optional schools                                                                                                                       president for enrollment manage-
                                                                 what you do,” she said.               November, December, January,          tional and career mentoring pro-
                          do exist. Go to FairTest.org for a                                                                                                                        ment at Wartburg College in
                                                                          JUNIOR YEAR                  March, May and June, always on        gram for at-risk young people.
                          look at more than 800 four-year                                                                                                                           Waverly, Iowa.
                                                                                                       Saturday mornings. The ACT is            “So many kids are trying to do
                          colleges that don’t require them.        It’s crunch time.                                                                                                   “What questions remain unan-
                                                                                                       given six times a year — in           this on their own,” she said. “It’s
                             Start thinking about what areas       There are nearly 4,500 degree-                                                                                   swered? Do you need to go back
                                                                                                       September, October, December,         a lousy proposition for many,
                          of the country appeal to you.          granting, two- and four-year col-                                                                                  to campus again to answer them?
                                                                                                                                             many kids.”
                          Would you like to land on a            leges and universities in the         February, April and June.                                                    Use your gut, your heart and
                          small campus or a large one, an        United States. A high school jun-        Special arrangements can be                 SENIOR YEAR                   your head to know where you
                          Ivy or a liberal arts school, in a     ior should have a list of any-        made. Test sites fill up so book       Welcome to the home stretch.          will feel at home, where you will
                          rural, suburban or urban setting?      where from five to 20 they wish       early. Both tests cost money but       Montoya suggests making a             be successful academically,” she
                          Take every opportunity to visit a      to tour formally, including infor-    need-based waivers are available.     master calendar to keep track of       said.


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                          Continued from page S6                              Riener of Palisade, Neb., communicated             lenges they faced when moving in. The              Dexter has a second biology major.
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                            For the residence halls, “strategy is the         on Facebook and texted before meeting.             decision to come to HC wasn’t.                        Holmquist’s brother also attends HC.
                          key,” said Lois Buckman of Sraasburg,                  Joel Holmquist and Dillon Dexter, both            “That new biology building didn’t                   “I came up to stay with him a few
                          Colo., whose daughter moved into Taylor             from Burwell, Nebr., are spending their            hurt,” Dexter said of the Morrison-Reeves          times,” Holmquist said, adding that he
                          Hall at HC during New Student Days. Her             freshman year in Altman Hall. Putting              Science Center.                                    liked the campus and decided to attend
                          daughter, Hayley, and roommate Bethany              together the futon was one of the chal-              Both men are pre-med students, and               the college.
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                          Pay: Three Nebraska financial aid programs fill the federal gap
                          Continued from page S2                    Grant, they are automatically a          cial assistance to attend a state           These need-based scholarships        cer with Central Community
                             Vanden Berge said this pro-            candidate for the Collegebound           university, three-year-old               are awarded to many students            College-Hastings, reiterated this,
                          gram is about five years old and          Nebraska program.                        Advantage program provides               across Nebraska. They can be            noting that many CCC-Hastings
                          is funded through the University             While Pell Grants can range           funding to attend any of the             used to attend any public univer-       students attend with the help of
                          of Nebraska.                              from $550 for middle income              state colleges, such as Wayne            sity, college or community col-         the Buffett scholarships.
                             “The university felt there was a       students to $5,500 for poorer            State or Peru State College.             lege in Nebraska, including                The maximum award of the
                          gap between what the (federal)            students, Collegebound Nebraska             Again, Vanden Berge said the          Central Community College.              Buffett Scholarship is $3,400 per
                          grants were covering and the              closes the tuition gap for any           qualifications for the Advantage            Vanden Berge said these schol-       semester for tuition with a $400
                          actual costs of attaining a college       student that qualifies for a Pell        program are tied to the FAFSA            arships are easy to apply for after     textbook allowance.
                                                                    Grant.                                   and whether students qualify for         a student has submitted the                While not all students will
                          degree,” she said.
                                                                       “So it’s helping middle-income        a Pell Grant.                            FAFSA.                                  qualify for one of these three
                             The first step in applying for
                                                                    students, too,” Vanden Berge                Vanden Berge said both of                A short application can be           options, Vanden Berge said loans
                          this aid is filing a Federal              said.                                    these programs are so new that           acquired from the website, buf-         are not the only option. She said
                          Application For Financial Aid. A             A similar program to                  there are still a lot of Nebraska        fettscholarships.org. Beyond the        there are numerous scholarships
                          student can complete the FAFSA            Collegebound Nebraska is a               students who don’t know any-             application, a student must also        available to students and the
                          after his or her family has filed         newer program that was devel-            thing about them.                        submit two letters of recommen-         best place to start looking is in
                          their tax return information.             oped for the state college system        EducationQuest as well as the            dation. All applications are due        their guidance counselor’s office.
                          While taxes can be filed any              called Nebraska State College            university and state colleges are        by March 1.                             Help can also be found at educa-
                          time before April 15, officials           System Advantage.                        all trying to let students know             While no numbers have been           tionquest.com.
                          urge students to submit their                “It’s basically the same type of      that these programs exist.               released from the foundation on            Vanden Berge reminded stu-
                          FAFSA as soon as possible. The            program,” Vanden Berge said. “It            A need-based scholarship pro-         scholarships awarded, Vanden            dents that their talents, heritage
                          FAFSA must by filed by April 1 to         pays for tuition to a state college      gram that has been around for a          Berge said a lot of these scholar-      or even their chosen career path
                          qualify for Collegebound                  beyond what the Pell Grant pays          long time is the Susan                   ships are awarded each year to          could provide an opportunity to
                          Nebraska.                                 for.”                                    Thompson Buffett scholarship             students across the state.              find some great scholarships.
                             If a student qualifies for a Pell         But instead of providing finan-       program.                                    Vicki Kucera, financial aid offi-       All they have to do is look.


                                                                     Out-of-state GPAC colleges: Important information you need to know
                             BRIAR CLIFF UNIVERSITY                            Minimum GPA: 2.0                                    u Phone: 800-831-0806                             Minimum ACT or SAT scores: ACT: 18; SAT:
                                                                               Transcripts: Yes, including class rank and          u How to apply to the school: Apply online,      830
                            u Website: www.briarcliff.edu                     cumulative GPA                                     request a paper application online or by phone.     Minimum GPA: 2.0
                            u Phone number: 800-662-3303 or 712-279-           References: No                                      u Application deadline: Rolling – takes about     Transcripts: Yes
                          5200                                                 Essays: No                                        eight days to start classes after application is    References: No
                            u How to apply to the school: Apply online,        Letters of recommendation: No                     accepted during school year                         Essays: For major scholarship consideration
                          request a paper application online or by phone.      u Anything else: $25 application fee                u Registration deadline: Freshman, transfer       Letters of recommendation: For major scholar-
                            u Application deadline: Open enrollment                                                              registration throughout summer or right after      ship consideration
                            u Registration deadline: Various dates in                  DORDT COLLEGE                             school starts.                                      u Anything else: If applying online, $35 fee
                          June, July and August                                 u Website: www.dordt.edu                           u Major scholarship application deadline:        deferred until registration. If applying with a
                            u Major scholarship application deadline: Jan.      u Phone number: 800-343-6738                                                                        paper application, $35 fee due upon receipt.
                                                                                                                                 March 1.
                          26, 2010 for presidential and leadership scholar-     u How to apply to the school: Apply or             u What students need to apply:
                          ships; no deadline for academic scholarship         request application online.                          ACT or SAT                                         NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE
                            u What students need to apply:                      u Application deadline: Fee waived if applica-                                                        u Website: www.nwciowa.edu
                            ACT or SAT                                                                                             Minimum ACT or SAT scores: ACT: 20; SAT:
                                                                              tion received before Dec. 31. Applications         1410                                                 u Phone: 800-747-4757 or 712-707-7136
                            Minimum ACT or SAT scores: ACT: 18; SAT:          accepted through summer with $25 fee.                                                                   u How to apply to the school: Request an
                                                                                                                                   Minimum GPA: 2.5 or top half of class
                          860                                                   u Registration deadline: Pre-registration          Transcripts: Yes                                 application online or by phone.
                            Minimum GPA: 2.0                                  scheduled in June and July for incoming fresh-                                                          u Application deadline: Rolling admissions
                            Transcripts: Yes                                                                                       References: No
                                                                              men.                                                                                                    u Registration deadline: Register by fifth day
                                                                                                                                   Essays: No
                            References: No                                      u Major scholarship application deadline: Jan.                                                      of classes
                            Essays: No                                                                                             Letters of recommendation: Recommended,
                                                                              15, 2010                                                                                                u Major scholarship application deadline: Jan.
                            Letters of recommendation: No                       u What students need to apply:                   but not required
                            u Anything else: $20 application fee                ACT or SAT:                                        u Anything else: $25 fee, which is waived if     1.
                                                                                                                                 student visits campus                                u What students need to apply:
                                                                                Minimum ACT or SAT scores: ACT: 18
                                 DAKOTA WESLEYAN                              English, 18 Math, 19 Composite; SAT: 460             MOUNT MARTY COLLEGE                                ACT or SAT:
                            u Website: www.dwu.edu                                                                                                                                    Minimum ACT or SAT scores: ACT: 18 and top
                                                                              Critical reading, 460 Math, 460 Writing, 1380
                            u Phone: 800-333-8506 or 605-995-2650                                                                  u Website: www.mtmc.edu                          half of class; SAT: 860 for critical reading and
                                                                              Composite
                            u How to apply to the school: Apply online or                                                          u Phone: 800-658-4552 or 605-668-1545            math,1290 with writing
                                                                                Minimum GPA: 2.25
                          request an application by phone.                      Transcripts: Yes                                   u How to apply to the school: Request an           Minimum GPA: 2.0
                            u Application deadline: N/A                         References: No                                   application online or by phone.                      Transcripts: Yes
                            u Registration deadline: July, 2012.                Essays: No                                         u Application deadline: rolling                    References: Personal evaluation from guid-
                            u Major scholarship application deadline:           Letters of recommendation: No for regular          u Registration deadline: rolling                 ance counselor required.
                          February 2012.                                      admission, yes for scholarship application           u Major scholarship application deadline: Feb.     Essays: short essay
                            u What students need to apply:                                                                       1.                                                   Letters of recommendation: no
                            ACT or SAT                                           MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE                               u What students need to apply:                     u Anything else: No fee for online application,
                            Minimum ACT or SAT scores:                         u Website: www.morningside.edu                      ACT or SAT                                       $25 for paper application
Untethering teens for college requires ‘The Talk II’




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        LEANNE ITALIE                 get themselves up.
        The Associated Press




                                                                                                                                                                                        HASTINGS TRIBUNE
                                         “It’s a tough time to have these
   NEW YORK — When kids               conversations when the wheels
are old enough to understand,         are falling off,” said Houston
parents have The Talk, about          Dougharty, vice president of stu-
birds and bees and how — poof         dent affairs at Grinnell College in
— babies are born when two            Iowa. “We want families to have
people love each other.               these conversations before they




                                                                                                                                                                                        Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011
   When it’s time for kids to head    come to school.”
off to college, The Talk II may go       Glossing over issues won’t be
something like this: DON’T            enough in some cases, he warns.
HAVE UNPROTECTED SEX!                 For example, the federal Family
   Untethering your teens for col-    Educational Rights and Privacy
lege often includes rapid-fire dec-   Act, or FERPA, prohibits schools
larations on birth control, drug      from releasing grades and other
use, date rape and binge drink-       educational records without a
ing. Squeezed out of the conver-      student’s written permission.
sation may be equally important          “Talking about the expected
topics that don’t bubble to the       level of disclosure before the
surface until after the start of      semester starts helps to avoid
freshman year.                        unwelcome surprises later,”
   That could mean, for kids who      Dougharty said. “Things like, ‘If
have turned 18, an explanation        you expect to see my grades, at
of waivers they must sign ahead       what point do you expect to see
of time if they want to grant par-    them? Are you going to trust me
ents a say in their health care or    to show you at winter break or                                                                                              ROBERT F. BUKATY/AP
allow them to see their grades.       summer break?”’
   It could mean advice on deal-         Parents used to texting high       This March 19, 2009, file photo shows prospective students and their parents as they tour the
ing with roommates after a life-      schoolers half a dozen times a day    campus of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.
time of space to themselves, or       or more may be alarmed when           college talk can cover: Will it be     every first Sunday of the month?   conduct in detail, including
even making sure they know            their kids stop responding once       text, e-mail or phone calls? Will it     Dougharty also suggests going    what types of situations will
how to set an alarm so they can       they land at college, so the pre-     be once a day, twice a week or         over a school’s student code of           Please see TALK/page S15
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                                                                             Nebraska colleges: Important information you need to know
S14


                                                                              Essays: Requirement for certain degrees            Letters of recommendation: No
                               BELLEVUE UNIVERSITY                            Letters of recommendation: No                      u Anything else: $20 application fee online;
                                                                                                                                                                                   MARY LANNING SCHOOL OF
                           u Website: www.bellevue.edu
                                                                                CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY                            $35 for paper copy.                                 RADIOLOGIC TECHOLOGY
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                           u Phone number: 800-756-7920 ext. 7233
                           u How to apply to the school: Request an                                                                   KAPLAN UNIVERSITY                              u Website: www.mlmh.com
                                                                              u Website: www.cune.edu
                          application online or through the office.           u Phone number: 800-535-5494 ext. 7233                                                                 u Phone number: 402-461-5177
                                                                                                                                  u Website: www.ku-lincoln.com                      u How to apply to the school: download
                           u Application deadline: Prefer to have two         u How to apply to the school: Request an            u Phone number: 402-437-3212, (800) 742-
                          weeks before school starts, but can have up to     application online.                                                                                   application
                                                                                                                                7738                                                 u Application deadline: Feb. 1
                          one week after first day of school                  u Application Deadline: Rolling deadline -          u How to apply to the school: Apply in per-
                           u Registration Deadline: None                     June 1, for the fall term                                                                               u Registration deadline: no
                                                                                                                                son, request an application by phone or contact      u Major scholarship application deadline:
                           u Major scholarship application deadline:          u Registration Deadline: May 1 with deposit
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011




                                                                                                                                the school via e-mail kfrette@kaplan.edu.            u What students need to apply:
                          None                                                u Major scholarship application deadline: Feb.      u Application deadline: No
                           u What student needs to apply:                    15                                                                                                      ACT and/or SAT:
                           ACT and/or SAT: neither                                                                                u Registration deadline: No                        Minimum ACT or SAT scores:? personal inter-
                                                                              u What student needs to apply:                      u Major scholarship application deadline: No
                           Minimum GPA: No                                    ACT and/or SAT: Either                                                                               view
                           Transcripts: Yes                                                                                       u What students need to apply:                     Minimum GPA: college 3.0, have to have 30
                                                                              Minimum ACT or SAT scores: 18 ACT or 875
                           References: No                                                                                         ACT and/or SAT:                                  college credit hours before beginning program.
                                                                             SAT
                           Essays: No                                         Minimum GPA: 2.8                                    Minimum ACT or SAT scores: No. The univer-         Transcripts: yes
                           Letters of recommendation: No                      Transcripts: Yes                                  sity has its own entrance assessment.                References: yes
                           u Anything else: $50 application fee               References: Only for scholarships                   Minimum GPA: No                                    Essays: no
                                                                                                                                  Transcripts: Yes
                               CENTRAL COMMUNITY                              Essays: Only for scholarships
                                                                              Letters of recommendation: Only for scholar-        References: No
                                                                                                                                                                                     Letters of recommendation: yes
                                                                                                                                                                                     u Anything else: Does accept applications
                                    COLLEGE                                  ships                                                Essays: No                                       from Oct. 1.
                            u Website: www.cccneb.edu                         u Anything else: No fee for application.            Letters of recommendation: No
                            u Phone number: 877-222-0780                                                                          u Anything else: $20 application fee                  MIDLAND UNIVERSITY
                            u Locations: Hastings, Grand Island,
                                                                                CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY                                                                                 u Website: www.midlandu.edu
                          Columbus, Kearney, Holdrege and Lexington            u Website: www.creighton.edu                            HASTINGS COLLEGE                              u Phone number: 800-642-8382
                            u How to apply to the school: Request an           u Phone number: 402-280-2703 or 800-282-           u Website: www.hastings.edu                        u How to apply to the school: Website.
                          application online or through office.              5835                                                 u Phone number: 800-532-7642 or 402-463-           u Application deadline: None
                            u Application deadline: Rolling admissions,        u How to apply to the school: Request an         2402                                                 u Registration deadline: None
                          set deadlines for certain programs                 application online or by phone.                      u How to apply to the school: Request an           u Major scholarship application deadline: dif-
                            u Registration deadline: Open registration,        u Application deadline: None except Jan. 6,      application online or by phone.                    ferent deadlines for different scholarships.
                          some classes and programs fill early               2010 for priority processing                         u Application deadline: Rolling                    u What students need to apply:
                            u Major scholarship application deadline:          u Registration deadline: No                        u Registration deadline: One week after class-     ACT and/or SAT: Yes
                          March 1.                                             u Major scholarship application deadline: Jan.   es start
                                                                             6                                                                                                       Minimum ACT scores: 20
                            u What student needs to apply:                                                                        u Major scholarship application deadline: Jan.     Minimum GPA: 2.0
                            ACT and/or SAT: Neither                            u What student needs to apply:                   9, 2010, for the Walter Scott Scholarship pro-
                                                                               ACT and/or SAT: either                                                                                Transcripts: Yes
                            Minimum ACT or SAT scores: Specific admis-                                                          gram
                                                                               Minimum ACT or SAT: 22 ACT, new SAT 1530                                                              References: No
                          sions requirements for some programs                                                                    u What students need to apply:                     Essays: No
                            Minimum GPA: For health-related programs           Minimum GPA: 3.2                                   ACT and/or SAT:
                          only                                                 Transcripts: Yes                                                                                      Letters of recommendation: No
                                                                                                                                  Minimum ACT or SAT scores: Acceptance
                                                                               References: Optional
                            Transcripts: Yes
                            References: No                                     Essays: Yes, a personal statement
                                                                                                                                without an interview requires an ACT score of        MID-PLAINS COMMUNITY
                                                                                                                                20 or higher and finishing in the top half of
                            Essays: No                                         Letters of recommendation: Optional
                                                                               u Anything else: A $40 fee for paper applica-    graduating class. There is an interview process            COLLEGE
                            Letters of recommendation: No                                                                                                                            u Website: www.mpcc.edu
                                                                                                                                for students that don’t meet those require-
                            u Anything else: No application fee              tions. Online applications are free. A guidance
                                                                                                                                                                                     u Phone number: 800-658-4308
                                                                             counselor evaluation is also required.             ments.
                           CHADRON STATE COLLEGE                                                                                  Minimum GPA: 2.0                                   u Locations: North Platte, McCook, Ogallala,
                            u Website: www.csc.edu                                    DOANE COLLEGE                               Transcripts: Yes                                 Broken Bow, Valentine and Imperial
                            u Phone number: 800-CHADRON (242-3766)            u Website: www.doane.edu                            References: No                                     u How to apply to the school: Request an
                            uu How to apply to the school: complete an        u Phone number: 800-333-6263                        Essays: No                                       application online or by phone.
                          application online or request by phone.             u How to apply to the school: Request an            Letters of recommendation: No                      u Application deadline: Accepted year-round
                            u Application deadline: Can apply up to first    application online or by phone.                      u Anything else: free to apply                     u Registration deadline: Accepted year-round,
                          week of each semester                               u Application deadline: Rolling                                                                      with online degrees available
                            u Registration deadline: Can register through     u Registration deadline: One week after class-     CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY                                u Major scholarship application deadline:
                          the first week of each semester                    es start - summer enrollment day                                                                      Review begins March 1.
                            u Major scholarship application deadline: Jan.    u Major scholarship application deadline: Jan.    SCHOOL OF NURSING MARY                               u What students need to apply:
                          15
                            u What student needs to apply:
                                                                             31
                                                                              u What students need to apply:
                                                                                                                                   LANNING CAMPUS                                    ACT and/or SAT: Prospective students can
                                                                                                                                                                                   take an alternative placement test called
                                                                                                                                  u Web site: www.creighton.edu
                            ACT and/or SAT: either                            ACT and/or SAT: Either                                                                               Compass, which tests math, English and read-
                            Minimum ACT or SAT scores: none                   Minimum ACT or SAT scores: None                     u Phone number: 402-460-5719, 888-736-
                                                                                                                                                                                   ing
                            Minimum GPA: No                                   Minimum GPA: No                                   2876                                                 Minimum ACT or SAT scores: The school
                            Transcripts: Yes                                  Transcripts: Yes                                    u How to apply to the school: on line. The       encourages students who do not meet certain
                            References: No                                    References: No                                    program waives the application fee if they do      ACT scores to take development classes in
                            Essays: No                                        Essays: No                                        that.                                              those subjects. The scores are the following:
                            Letters of recommendation: No                     Letters of recommendation: No                       u Application deadline: rolling                  math, 22; reading, 19; writing, 19.
                            u Anything else: $15 application fee              u Anything else:                                    u Registration deadline: n/a                       Minimum GPA: No
                                                                                                                                  u Major scholarship application deadline:
                              COLLEGE OF ST. MARY                                   GRACE UNIVERSITY                            admission and scholarship application double.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Transcripts: Yes
                                                                                                                                                                                     References: No
                            u Website: www.csm.edu                            u Website: www.graceuniversity.edu                Though the program encourages students to            Essays: No
                            u Phone number: 402-399-2405                      u Phone number: 800-383-1422                      apply by Jan. 15.                                    Letters of recommendation: No, except for
                            u How to apply to the school: Apply online or     u How to apply to the school: Request an            u What students need to apply:                   nursing and medical technician programs.
                          with a paper application from the office.          application online or by phone.                      ACT and/or SAT:                                    u Anything else: High school graduation or
                            u Application deadline: Rolling enrollment        u Application deadline: Aug. 12                     Minimum ACT or SAT scores: Direct admis-         equivalency
                            u Registration Deadline: First week of classes    u Registration deadline: No                       sion requires a 22. The program also offers an
                            u Major scholarship application deadline:         u Major scholarship application deadline:
                                                                                                                                independent review.,                                     NEBRASKA WESLEYAN
                          varies                                             March 1.                                                                                                u Website: www.nebrwesleyan.edu
                            u What student needs to apply:                    u What students need to apply:                      Minimum GPA: offers an independent review
                                                                                                                                  Transcripts: yes                                   u Phone number: 800-541-3818 ext. 2218
                            ACT and/or SAT: either accepted                   ACT and/or SAT:                                                                                        u How to apply to the school: Request an
                            Minimum ACT or SAT scores: varies by pro-         Minimum ACT or SAT scores:? ACT 19                  References: no
                                                                                                                                  Essays: yes                                      application online or by phone.
                          gram                                                Minimum GPA: 2.0                                                                                       u Application deadline: For early application it
                            Minimum GPA: 2.5                                  Transcripts: Yes                                    Letters of recommendation: yes
                                                                                                                                  u Anything else: Does not have wait list in      is Nov. 15, the regular deadline is May 1.
                            Transcripts: Yes                                  References: No
                            References: Required for nursing program          Essays: Yes                                       Hastings.                                                      Please see NEBRASKA/page S15
Dorms: Preparation Talk: Sending teens to college requires discussion




                                                                                                                                                                                                              S15
key to smooth move                                                Continued from page S11
                                                                  result in a call home. Federal law
                                                                                                                last year whom her daughter knew.
                                                                                                                   “My daughter has friends in her
                                                                                                                                                                It was thrown into a mass of his
                                                                                                                                                                belongings unread.




                                                                                                                                                                                                              HASTINGS TRIBUNE
                                                                  allows each college to set those              dorm, but it’s been a challenge find-              “I was there to help and drive him
Continued from page S7                                            boundaries, covering such things as           ing her ‘core group,’ as she calls it,”         since the injured foot was the right
put yourself in that kind of financial hole. It’s bad             alcohol infractions when no legal or          Masciale said. “I didn’t know how she           foot, but if I wasn’t ...,” she said. “It
for your credit and may even hurt your chances of                 medical issue is involved.                    was handling things, but she reached            would be helpful for the student to
getting a good job upon graduation. Sit down with                    Don’t bombard your freshman-to-be          out to all her other friends at different       know local hospitals or urgent care
your parents or a financial-assistance adviser and                with too much information at the last         colleges and got a lot of support.              facilities that accept his insurance.”
devise a reasonable budget that allows you to stay                minute. “The important thing is to start a    Things are falling into place now.”                Koenig’s son faced a more serious




                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011
on track and have some fun. Be sure to brainstorm                 healthy discussion early,” Dougharty said.       In Florida, Tina Koenig wound up             health issue and sought treatment on his
ways to say no to those credit-card pushers that                     Long Island mom Eileen Masciale,           driving one of her son’s roommates to           own at the school clinic without getting
seem to pop up all over campus.                                   whose 18-year-old daughter attends a          the ER when he broke his foot on a              his parents involved, but the condition
   5. Use Those Professors. They are there for a rea-             state university in the mid-Atlantic          Sunday last year and the campus                 worsened and he wound up needing sur-
son: you. They’re getting paid to make sure that you              region, said she wished she had gone          health clinic was closed. She hap-              gery and missing a semester of school.
learn something, so start right away by getting to                over how to cope with social issues           pened to be there helping her son                  “Kids want to be treated like adults
know your profs and other instructors. Take advan-                beforehand rather than concentrate as         move and had no idea where to go for            and are led to believe they can man-
tage of that network; visit profs and instructors dur-            she did on academics and mundane              medical help, until she stumbled on a           age medical treatment on their own
ing office hours for extra help or advice on other                logistics like laundry, especially in         list of local hospitals and clinics that        but I don’t think it’s the case when
classes. It might just be the smartest thing you do.              light of the suicide of a local teenager      his housing complex had handed out.             they’re that young,” she said.


                                                     Nebraska colleges: Important information you need to know
Continued from page S14                              ister before classes.                                Transcripts: Yes, an application is not            u Major scholarship application deadline:
  u Registration deadline: Potential students          u Major scholarship application deadline: For    processed until the school has a transcript.        Dec. 1
will receive information in the spring.              freshmen, most are Jan. 15.                          References: No                                     u What students need to apply:
  u Major scholarship application deadline:            u What students need to apply:                     Essays: No                                         ACT and/or SAT: none required
Students automatically qualify for scholarships if     ACT and/or SAT: Either one acceptable.             Letters of recommendation: No                      Minimum ACT or SAT scores: N/A
they qualify for the school. There is more infor-      Minimum ACT or SAT scores: ACT 14/SAT 560          u Anything else: $45 paper application fee.        Minimum GPA: No
mation on Web site.                                    Minimum GPA: 2.0                                                                                      Transcripts: Yes
  u What students need to apply:                       Transcripts: Yes                                  UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-                             References: No
                                                       References: No
  ACT and/or SAT: Either.
  Minimum ACT score: 20                                Essays: No                                               LINCOLN                                      Essays: No
                                                                                                                                                             Letters of recommendation: No
                                                       Letters of recommendation: No                     u Website: www.unl.edu
  Minimum GPA: No, but potential students                                                                u Phone number: 800-742-8800 ext. 2023 or           u Anything else: $30 application fee
have to be in the top half of their graduating         u Anything else: No application fees. Peru
class.                                               State requires basic medical information.          402-472-2023
                                                                                                         u How to apply to the school: online at
                                                                                                                                                                 WESTERN NEBRASKA
  Transcripts: Yes
  References: Occasionally
                                                        SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY                             www.admissions.unl.edu preferred, paper appli-           COMMUNITY COLLEGE
                                                                                                        cation, $45 application fee
  Essays: No                                                  COLLEGE                                    u Application deadline: May 1, same day
                                                                                                                                                              u Website: www.wn.edu
                                                                                                                                                              u Phone number: 800-348-4435
  Letters of recommendation: From the stu-              u Website: www.southeast.edu                    each year
dent’s guidance counselor.                              u Phone number: Milford campus, 800-933-                                                              u How to apply to the school: Request an
                                                                                                         u Registration deadline: N/A
  u Anything else: There is no application fee if    7223; Beatrice campus, 800-233-5027; Lincoln        u Major scholarship application deadline: Jan.     application online or by phone. Applications
the student applies on the Web site. There is a      campus, 800-642-4075.                              15, same day each year                              available online.
$20 fee for a paper application.                        u How to apply to the school: Request an         u What students need to apply:                       u Application deadline: rolling admission
                                                                                                                                                              u Registration deadline: N/A
   NORTHEAST COMMUNITY                               application online or by phone. Applications
                                                     available online.
                                                                                                         ACT and/or SAT: Either one acceptable.
                                                                                                         Minimum ACT or SAT scores:? ACT 20/SAT 950           u Major scholarship application deadline:
         COLLEGE                                        u Application deadline: None, it’s first come
                                                     first serve.
                                                                                                         Minimum GPA: No                                    March 1 each year
                                                                                                                                                              u What students need to apply:
  u Website: www.northeastcollege.com                                                                    Transcripts: Yes
  u Phone number: 800-348-9033                          u Registration deadline: None                    References: No                                       ACT and/or SAT: Recommended
  u How to apply to the school: Request an              u Major scholarship application deadline:        Essays: No                                           Minimum ACT or SAT scores: None
application online or by phone. Application avail-   There is a different deadline for each quarter.     Letters of recommendation: No                        Minimum GPA: No
                                                        What students need to apply:
able online.
  u Application deadline: None
                                                        ACT and/or SAT: depends on program                UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA                              Transcripts: Yes
                                                                                                                                                              References: No
                                                        Minimum ACT or SAT scores: depends on
  u Registration deadline: First day classes         program                                                    AT OMAHA                                      Essays: No
start. The earlier a student applies, the better        Minimum GPA: No                                   u Website: www.unomaha.edu                          Letters of recommendation: No
chance they have to get in.                             Transcripts: Required once students are           u Phone number: 402-554-6281 (MAV1)                 u Anything else: eCompass can used for
  u Major scholarship application deadline: Feb.     accepted.                                            u How to apply to the school: online              placement in place of ACT. No application fee.
1 same each year, there is information on the           References: No                                    u Application deadline: Aug. 1
Web site.
  u What students need to apply:
                                                        Essays: No                                        u Registration deadline: N/A                                 YORK COLLEGE
                                                        Letters of recommendation: No                     u Major scholarship application deadline: Feb.     u Website: www.york.edu
  ACT and/or SAT: None required                                                                         1 for chancellors and regents scholarships
  Minimum ACT or SAT scores: N/A                        u Anything else: No application fees.                                                                u Phone number: 800-950-9675 (YORK)
                                                                                                          u What students need to apply:
  Minimum GPA: No                                      UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA                             ACT and/or SAT: Either one acceptable.             u How to apply to the school: Request an
  Transcripts: Yes                                                                                        Minimum ACT or SAT scores: ACT 20/SAT 950         application online or by phone. Also, can apply
  References: Some programs require them.                   AT KEARNEY                                    Minimum GPA:                                      online
  Essays: No                                           u Website: www.unk.edu                             Transcripts: yes                                   u Application deadline: first day of school
  Letters of recommendation: Some programs             u Phone numbers: 800-KEARNEY (532-7639),           References: no                                     u Registration deadline: N/A
require them.
  u Anything else: eCompass can used for
                                                     308-865-8526                                         Essays: no                                         u Major scholarship application deadline: N/A
                                                       u How to apply to the school: Request an           Letters of recommendation: no                      u What students need to apply:
placement in place of ACT. No application fees.      application online or by phone. Applications
     PERU STATE COLLEGE                              available online.                                      WAYNE STATE COLLEGE                              ACT and/or SAT: Either is acceptable
                                                                                                                                                             Minimum ACT or SAT score: ACT 18/SAT 860
   u Website: www.peru.edu                             u Application deadline: None                       u Web site: www.wsc.edu
                                                                                                          u Phone number: 866-972-2287 (WSC-CATS)            Minimum GPA: 2.0
   u Phone number: 800-742-4412                        u Registration deadline: N/A
                                                       u Major scholarship application deadline: Feb.     u How to apply to the school: Request an           Transcripts: Yes
   u How to apply to the school: Request an                                                                                                                  References: No
application online or by phone. Applications         1, same day every year                             application online or by phone. Applications
available online.                                      u What students need to apply:                   available online.                                    Essays: No
   u Application deadline: Any time up to end of       ACT and/or SAT: Either one acceptable.             u Application deadline: Dec. 1 for scholarship-    Letters of recommendation: No
first week of classes.                                 Minimum ACT or SAT scores: ACT 20/SAT 950        ship applicants                                      u Anything else: $20 application fee; free
   u Registration deadline: Students have to reg-      Minimum GPA: No                                    u Registration deadline: N/A                      online
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