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Why You Should Consider Returning to Education as an Adult

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Expanding your education as an adult can seem daunting, many mature students are worried that they won’t fit it, or that the benefits of taking a course won’t outweigh its cost.    However, education for mature students can actually be easier, rather than more difficult, as their base of education, experience, and knowledge gives them an advantage over other students. And an easier ride the second time around isn’t the only benefit returning to education can offer a mature student. Growing your professional network Attending school with other adult learners is an excellent chance to grow your professional network. During..

There Is Still Time to Apply for Title IV Federal Student Aid

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For the 2020-2021 school year, the FAFSA filing season opened on October the 1st, but there is still time to apply for Title IV Federal Student Aid.    To get any college aid, students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid and nearly every student is eligible for some form of financial assistance. As of last year, 77% of undergraduate families completed the FAFSA, up from roughly 70% a year earlier.   More than 8 in 10 families tap scholarships and grants, money that does not have to be repaid, and more than half of families borrow or..

Can I Afford to Return to Education?

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More and more modern career choices require you to have a certain level of education or qualifications. This means, if you want to switch careers, you’ll normally have to enter a period of education to gain the skills you need on your new career path.   One of the major obstacles that people come across when thinking about returning to education is the cost. Thankfully, the Federal Government makes grant money available for those looking to retain to better their employment potential.    So, if you are thinking about returning to education, but are worried about how you can afford..

The Best Healthcare Careers for Introverts

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Would you prefer to be working in a quiet environment where you can remain focusing on your work without being distracted? Does the thought of enforced social stimulation or interaction make you feel uncomfortable?   There are a lot of misconceptions about introverts; that they’re antisocial, unfriendly, shy or lonely. The reality is that introverts are just normal people who get their energy from spending time alone.   The good news is, the healthcare sector has interesting career options for the less socially minded and that’s what we’ll be looking at in this article. Medical Lab Technician A medical lab..

The Benefits of Returning to Education

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Returning to education as an adult can be a nerve-wracking process, many mature students have been out of education for years, even decades, and the financial pressure of not having a full-time job can be daunting. However, the benefits of retraining to find yourself a new career are many and, with the help of Federal Student Aid, the financial obstacles are increasingly being removed. So if you are considering coming back to education, here are some reasons why now is the best time to enroll at Northwest Career College and start working towards the job of your dreams. Increased Career..

Why Logistics Is a Great Career Opportunity for Veterans

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Napoleon Bonaparte was famously quoted as saying “an army marches on its stomach” while the famous Roman statesman and general said “The sinews of war are infinite money.” Both of these men, well versed in war, understood that logistics was the backbone of the military, and that has never been truer than today.   In the age of global warfare, logistics makes or breaks a campaign, as supply chains can stretch around the world. This being the case, it is unsurprising that many soldiers play a role in the army logistics chain.   Once veterans leave the service, that logistics..

What You Need for Your First Day of College Classes at Northwest

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Your first day of classes in any new environment, even one as friendly and welcoming as Northwest, can be pretty daunting. There’s a lot for you to learn, a lot of new faces and places, and a lot a people bustling busy around.   While we can’t help with how busy you’ll be, beyond providing you with flexible class options to suit you busy Las Vegas life, we can make things a little easier by giving you a checklist of what you’ll need, in terms of equipment, for your first day of college classes at Northwest. Your College Essentials A..

New Title IV Funds Used to Support STEM

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In order to increase support for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programs Congress has recently approved a huge $1.1 billion for the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant (SSAEG) program which are outlined in Title IV, part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Compared to the 2017 budget, this is an increase of $700 million.   This new funding, first made available in 2018, authorizes investment on STEM activities in three broad categories: well-rounded education, safe and healthy schools and students, and effective use of technology.   Districts are required to spend 20% of their funds on..

How To Get The Most From Your Educational Financial Aid?

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Step 1: Fill Out The FAFSA Every year, the U.S. Department of Education gives over $120 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds to more than 13 million college students, making it the largest provider of student financial aid in the country. In order to receive their share of these funds, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students who complete the FAFSA can qualify for up to $30,000 in aid. Nearly every student is eligible for some form of financial assistance, and it costs nothing to apply. To complete the FAFSA, students will need..

Budgeting Your Title IV Funding

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It might not be the most exciting thing about going to college, but sorting out your budget needs to be one of the first things you do. Having enough money will make or break your time at college and making a proper budget for your federal aim money can stop you from running into financial difficulties later. Every decent financial plan has three stages:   1. Look at how much cash you'll have coming in. 2. Work out how much money you'll have going out. 3. Then subtract your outgoings from your income and divide it by the number of..