Ep. 02 — Building a college-going culture at your school

In the latest episode of the College Ready Florida Podcast, host Amy Bolick offers tips for evaluating the current state of a school’s college-going culture. Bolick also outlines the benefits of establishing a college-going culture for all Florida students and...

2018 National Student Success Conference set for February

The inaugural National Student Success Conference, a collaboration between the Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Research Universities and the University of South Florida, will take place February 21-23 at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. In past years, the consortium has...

Melissa Shank is a late addition to the honor roll

As a teenager struggling through her senior year at West Orange High School 20 years ago, Melissa Shank never would have imagined that one day a “B” would cause so much frustration. “I failed math like seven times. I couldn’t pass algebra to save my life,” Shank said...

What you need to know about Summer Pell

The Pell Grant is the largest source of need-based aid available to low-income Americans.  Over the summer, Congress expanded use of the program to allow eligible students to use the grants during the summer term.  It’s being referred to as “Summer Pell” or...

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