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Using Training Opportunity Program / Section 30 Benefits

With the Training Opportunity Program (TOP), also known as Section 30, unemployment insurance claimants can collect benefits while they are enrolled in an approved, full-time training. Under the TOP/Section 30 program, the Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) waives the requirement to seek employment while attending training, allowing you to develop marketable skills that lead to […]

Reasons to Attend a Community College vs. University

The choice of what to do after finishing high school or when going back to college can feel daunting. Many people can benefit in several ways by attending a community college. These local colleges offer professional certificates and basic courses that you can use to replace the first two years of university credits. If the […]

FAFSA Day 2020-2021 – Free Help Applying for Financial Aid

Applying for financial aid for the first-time can be an intimidating process, but thankfully monthly workshops are offered to help students and supporters through it by FAFSA Day – a non-profit, volunteer-driven program providing free assistance to students and families seeking to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). FAFSA determines your eligibility […]

Go Overseas and Enterprise Ireland Office Scholarships for Study Abroad

Go Overseas is pleased to announce they have again partnered with Enterprise Ireland to offer scholarships for students to study abroad in Ireland. One US undergraduate student will win $15,000 to cover the tuition to study abroad in Ireland for a semester in 2021 as well as a $7,000 stipend to cover additional expenses and […]

Are You a First-Generation Trailblazer?

What is a First Gen? The term first-gen or first-generation student seems simple enough, though there is some wiggle room in the definition. Being a first-generation student means that your parents or guardians have not completed their bachelor’s degree. However, if your parents or guardians have attended some college, earned their degree outside of the […]