Archive for August, 2013


Forgoing dorms, campus may cut college costs

Late August into early September is that time of year when you see your bank account dry up as you fork over that fall semester tuition check. In hard economic times, the sting is especially painful for many households.  As detailed in this Wall Street Journal MarketWatch article, more parents are attempting to control costs by suggesting their kids live at home or even skip traditional brick-and-mortal colleges in favor of online programs. A new study from Fidelity shows that 54% of parents expect their kids to take online courses for credit.

Of course, there are many pros and cons to weigh, such as how self-directed the student can be to succeed in online coursework or even whether it really is cheaper to take courses online. Other resources such as the opportunity to do internships may factor in as well.

The College of Westchester provides a range of classes and experiences to promote professional growth. Visit us online to start exploring.

ImageThe Department of Veterans Affairs of the United States recognizes that The College of Westchester is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon program for Veterans returning to college.  The Yellow Ribbon program provides gap funds for veterans who utilize all of their GI Bill tuition funding, and require additional funds to pay for college.  It is evaluated on a one-on-one basis with CW’s student financial service staff.

 The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the law that created the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

 The Yellow Ribbon Program is available for Institutions of Higher Learning (degree granting institutions) in the U.S. or at a branch of such institution located outside the U.S. The program allows approved institutions of higher learning and the VA to partially or fully fund tuition and fee expenses that exceed the established thresholds  under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. 

 Here are some additional facts about the Yellow Ribbon Program.  Please contact Matt Curtis, Director of Admissions, mcurtis@cw.edu, 914-831-0318.

“With my bachelor’s degree from CW, I became a Director. My experience has been Excellent, Excellent, Excellent! It was an absolute pleasure being here.”  Josiane

Josiane July 2013Why Students Choose CW

CW Flex Schedule can help you finish faster > Local employees love to hire CW graduates > Professional, established Career Placement Department > Great

Internships and Job placement > Small classes mean more teacher attention > Location is easy access to public transportation and all area highways > Career-valuable

classes to help advance your career > Success Coaches to work with you one-on-one > Great Social Clubs where you can get involved and make friends > Top notch Honors Program and recognized Honors Societies to show off on your Resume > Professors with real world experience who can provide you with field knowledge > Regional Accreditation so you can more easily transfer your credits > Free tutoring from a trained staff in the CW Learning Center > Experienced Financial Assistance staff and personalized appointments > Convenient location, free parking > and so much more. >  

Application Fee Waiver

To receive this fee waiver, apply online at

http://www.cw.edu/FALL2013

Enter Fee Waiver Code: Fall2013LP

or call 800.704.6015

Apply now for September classes and we’ll

waive your application fee.

 Fall Schedule

Adult Division September 23rd

Online Division September 23rd

Day Division September 10th

 

You Can – I Did!

“I am Assistant Director of the admissions and communication department for a hospital. With my CW bachelor’s degree, I will be able to reach my goal of becoming a Director.”  Donna

Donna July 2013Zero to Bachelor’s in 3 years! Starting full-time, you can earn your associate degree in as little as 20 months or a bachelor’s degree in just 3 years attending during the day. Transfer credits can speed up graduation and other scheduling options are available.

CW Flex Schedule! With CW Flex Schedule, you take a combination of day, evening, Saturday and online classes. Some classes are even offered in a classroom + online mode allowing you to study more freely. Pick the time that works for you and finish faster.

Scholarships for students like you. CW offers a great variety of scholarships, institutional grants and awards to students who have some college experience or are just starting out. To find out how the CW Way helps to make college affordable, and to see if you qualify, visit cw.edu/LikeMe.

Technology is king! Stay connected using CW’s student portal and web-enhanced course tools. Get online information, course content, assignments, and resources. Campus Wi-Fi allows you to use your notebook or laptop anywhere on campus.

 

Application Fee Waiver

To receive this fee waiver, apply online at

http://www.cw.edu/FALL2013

Enter Fee Waiver Code: Fall2013LP

or call 800.704.6015

Apply now for September classes and we’ll

waive your application fee.

 Fall Schedule

 Adult Division September 23rd

Online Division September 23rd

Day Division September 10th

Pay it forward – Refer someone to CW

What are referrals?  Have you eCW Commencement 2013ver given a referral?  Did you ever walk out of a restaurant, doctor’s office, or a movie, and later recount the great experience you had?  If you are an animal lover, do you love your vet?  Do you tell others?  When someone loves your haircut (gals), do we talk about our salon?  How about the last great round of golf, or vacation, or sporting event, and where we went?

The answer to the rhetorical question is yes, of course we give referrals!  If you have ever attended CW’s commencement or another graduation ceremony, and most of us do at some point, whether it is our graduation or that of a family member or friend,  it is hard not to be caught up in the enthusiasm of our graduates.  As grads walk across the stage and receive their diplomas, families and friends laugh, cry, hoot and holler – we are all so happy!  Last May 30, the date of our 97th Commencement ceremony seems so long ago.  But it is never too late to share the pride, the great experience, of how colleges touch student’s lives by guiding them, supporting them, sometimes reminding them and dragging them toward that milestone of a college degree, a professional future.  A college is one of the most meaningful experiences in an individual’s life, professionally and personally.

Pay it forward.  If you know a friend, family member or colleague who could benefit from a CW education, do it now.  Contact them, accompany them, encourage them to continue their education at CW.  Just think about how great you will feel when they graduate!  They can be in touch with Matt Curtis, our director of admissions at 914-831-0318, admissions@cw.edu.

80% of Students Working

If you had or have a job while attending school, you’re part of the majority! According to a survey by Citigroup and Seventeen magazine, 4 out of 5 United States students—in high school, community college, online college, or traditional college/university—worked an average of 19 hours per week. Some of the most common reasons for working were tuition and spending money. You can read more in this article from Marketwatch.

In order to better service Military members, Veterans and their families, The College of Westchester held its latest Military Advisory Council meeting last Wednesday,   Click here for details.

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Navy Veteran and CW Graduate Ryan Barry helped lead the resurgence of the Military Advisory Council.  Ryan also services as the co-chair of the council.  For more information, please contact Ryan or Mary Beth Del Balzo, co-chair, at 914-831-0200.

Next Step: Virtualize the College Experience

With the growth of online college education programs, fewer students have the “typical college experiences” many of us have come to equate with higher education: sports teams, coin-operated laundry rooms, campus parties…This article from the Huffington Post examines the challenges of virtualizing the college experience.

How to make an interviewer hate you…

Have you ever had an interview that went so badly, you kind of wondered if your interviewer might have hated you? This article from the folks at Monster gives a few reasons why.

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