College Planning

Heading to a Black College: Planning Tips and More

Black college planning involves many distinct – and exciting – choices. Whether you’re a parent or a student, a recent high school graduate or a post-grad looking to extend your education, there are dozens of things to take into consideration. Let HBCU Lifestyle be your partner in black college planning, offering important schedule details, campus living tips and more to help you make one of the most important decisions of your life. Getting ready for college just got easier!

When it comes to choosing an HBCU, it can be hard to figure out where to begin. Do you need to find money to attend in the first place? Check out our college scholarships for high school seniors section for the details you need. Is an urban campus for you or a rural environment? Use our black college tours section to learn how to arrange a visit in person.

HBCU Lifestyle puts all of the details at your fingertips. This section will quickly become indispensible as you plan your college experience. Wherever you are in the black college planning journey, let HBCU Lifestyle help.

College Admissions: Pointers for Getting Into College and Succeeding

Whether you’re fresh out of high school or going for your doctorate, navigating the college admission process can be equal parts exciting and nerve-racking. You’re often facing application deadlines and essay requirements, all while trying to put your best foot forward. Getting into college is often a stressful time – let HBCU Lifestyle make it easier.

We put everything you need to know about getting into college in one place. What are colleges looking for in prospective students? How do you craft perfect college entrance essays? Need help knowing the ins and outs of applying for college? You have questions, we have answers. Get insights on what colleges look for in student applications, or dig into whether public or private schools are for you.

HBCU Lifestyle is your go-to for navigating the ins and outs of the college admission process. Check back often for the latest tips and tricks to making the black college admission process a breeze.

Get Tips for Standardized Test Prep News

College is synonymous with exams – but did you realize that college exams begin before you’re even fully enrolled? College testing is a tried and true way schools make important determinations about students. But if exams aren’t your strong point, no need to worry – we have plenty of tips and tricks for making it easier to cope with college exams.

Entrance exams are increasingly common for colleges. But college testing can also include campus placement exams and other types of tests of your academic preparedness. Whatever testing you may face, we can help you prepare. Read up on essential college entrance exam tips and more – and go into your exams ready!

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Savannah State Offers In-state Tuition to Border States

Savannah State University (SSU) has been approved to offer in-state tuition rates to residents of border states. This includes residents of Florida, Alabama and South Carolina. The effort is part of the Complete College Georgia initiative. The University System of Georgia (USG) Board of Regents (BOR) notes in its guidance document that “providing out-of-state tuition …

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College Board Fee Waiver: Eligibility for SAT and AP Exams

The College Board fee waiver is provided to students with a demonstrated financial need and for whom it would create an undue burden. Becuase of financial difficulties, waivers are provided to ensure that no student misses the opportunity to pursue admission to the college of their choice.  If test fee is a barrier for you, …

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Critical Tips for Flexible Student Loan Repayment Options

Almost everyone in the finance industry agrees that the next financial explosion in the country will be student loans. The federal government saw the problem coming and has moved to offer more flexible repayment terms and borrower protection for federally-backed student loans. However, a large segment of student loans are held by private lenders. These …

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Students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities are encouraged to submit online proposals centered around the theme of “Building Sustainable Communities”.

Ford HBCU Community Challenge Competition 2014

Ford Motor Company and Ford Motor Company Fund are encouraging students enrolled at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to submit proposals in a competition to earn scholarships while also contributing to their communities. Up to $75,000 in scholarships and university and community grants will be awarded to the winning student team and project. Now …

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Tips for Test Taking: When to Schedule ACT and SAT Tests

The SAT and the ACT are standardized college admission tests. The former assesses college readiness by testing mathematical reasoning, writing skills, and critical reading, whereas, latter is an achievement test measuring what a student has learned in the school.If you are dreading the approach of the test season and are confused when to schedule it, …

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