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The annual "All Things Senior" event will be held at Lake City High School on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.
Representatives from over 2 dozen regional colleges plus the armed forces will be on hand to answer questions. In addition, the following workshops will be held during the evening:
James Benson is a KTEC success story.
The teen received his high school diploma in 2016 from New Vision Alternative High School in Post Falls, but because he chose to spend half-days at KTEC — the Kootenai Technical Education Campus in Rathdrum — he left high school with much more.
Benson graduated from New Vision with a construction industry-accepted carpentry certification and four college credits. He then went on to North Idaho College and graduated last spring from the college’s carpentry program.
“Since then, I’ve already built three houses,” Benson said. “I’m starting my own business, and I’m a 19-year-old just fresh out of high school and college.”
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The University of Idaho announced it has awarded more than $12.8 million in scholarships to support more than 4,700 Idaho residents for the 2017-18 academic year.
For the upcoming year, UI awarded more than $25 million in scholarship support to more than 6,800 undergraduate students from 49 states.
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Some Idaho high school students are getting a surprise when they get to college: Many of the dual-credit classes they took to get a jump on their higher education — paid for by taxpayer money — don’t count toward their majors or their required classes, or are even accepted at all.
For kids who go to state colleges and universities in Idaho, the classes they take in high school for college credit aren’t wasted, but sometimes they count only as lower-value elective classes.
Read full article at the IdahoStatesman.com >
"Since an annual tax deduction of up to $4,000 a year for individuals - $8,000 for married couples – was established in 2000 for contributions to Idaho’s IDeal college savings account program, tuition and fees at Idaho’s colleges and universities have gone up 189 percent, Rep. Caroline Nilsson Troy, R-Genesee, told the House today. So she’s proposing legislation to increase the tax deduction to up to $6,000 a year for individuals and $12,000 for married couples filing jointly."
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"Eighth-graders in the Coeur d’Alene School District got a glimpse of the future this week when they made four-year plans for high school.
The district has implemented the new Career Cruising Program that helps students create a plan for high school and post-graduation and connects their coursework with real opportunities in the future."
Read the full article at CDAPress.com >
"Mary Altimus of Coeur d'Alene wants her children to go to graduate college without having to pay off student loans. She has been saving for their college since they were born.
When she heard about IDeal, the Idaho college savings program, she thought it was too good to be true. She easily navigated the online signup and now has a chunk of money deducted from her paycheck each month to fund her kids’ accounts."
Read the full article at cdapress.com >
Celebrate Career Development Day November 16th!
Career Services staff will be available at a table in the lobby of the Student Union all day.
Stop by any time to Help Celebrate!
What should I major in? What can I do with my major?
Where will I get money to pay for college?
Where should I transfer? How can I find a job?
Please refer your students, come learn about our services yourself, and help celebrate quality career/life planning! For information contact Gail Laferriere at Ext. 7700.
Students with career goals within their first year are 50% more likely to complete college!
Please join us for a FREE Educational College Financial Planning workshop for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors and their
We’ll discuss the FAFSA form and all the information you need to maximize the financial aid you are eligible to receive! There are new FAFSA timelines that your family needs to be aware of! Even if your family is not eligible for need-based aid, we will cover the best strategies to pay for college on the most tax efficient basis, without putting a strain on the rest of your finances .
In this workshop, you will learn:
State Senate Bill 1290 and its companion bill, House Bill 629, direct the State Board of Education to distribute $5 million throughout Idaho school districts, based on enrollment numbers, for the purpose of giving students the "opportunity to identify academic strength, areas in need of improvement and areas of interest for the purpose of making informed choices and setting post-secondary education and career goals." Officials in the Post Falls and Lakeland school districts will likely use the funds to pay for a successful college-planning program already in place in those districts. Coeur d’Alene plans to use the funds to establish a brand new program.
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