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Employee Educational Benefits

One way to pay for college is through Employee Educational Benefits. Many companies offer these benefits to full time employees. Some even offer them to part time employees.

How do they work? Most EEB’s are offered in the form of a reimbursement to the employee once proof of successful completion of the course is submitted. You will need to submit a copy of your grade/transcript and you must receive a C or better in the class. Once you receive your initial reimbursement, you can use that to pay for your next class, then submit your request for reimbursement for all subsequent courses.

Employers may put limits on the types of courses that can be reimbursed , such as courses that are relevant to one’s job/career with the company. There is often a yearly cap on the amount an employee can receive in EEB.

Here are few national companies that offer Employee Educational Benefits:

Target

Starbucks

UPS

CVS

Chipotle

Lowe’s

Home Depot

To get information on your company’s Employee Educational Benefits program contact your Human Resource Department.

Top Engineering US Colleges for 2015

If you are considering a degree in engineering the. You have to take a look at the USAToday article reporting on the top engineering colleges in the US. When looking at a potential engineering program, though, you need to go further than the highlights given on a y of these lists.

Questions to consider:

1. What courses and grades will I need to take in high school to be competitive in the college’s admissions process? Think sciences and math.

2. What opportunities are there for internships?

3. What is the job placement in my field at the colllege and at what companies /organizations are graduates hired?

4. Does the career I aspire to require a graduate degree? If so,  I should put this college on my graduate school list and see what undergraduate colleges their grad students graduate from? This could save you money if you attend state college or university for your ungrad degree and receive your graduate degree from a top ranked college or university.

REMEMBER where you receive your graduate degree will carry more weight than your undergraduate degree, as it will be focused on your profession/career field.

http://college.usatoday.com/2015/08/28/top-engineering-colleges/

College Planning Services

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Head For College is the website for McLaughlin Education Consulting, a college planning service, offering college admissions, financial aid/scholarship and student loan/consolidation counseling for those interested in an undergraduate or graduate degree.

Here is an overview of counseling services offered:

McLaughlin Education Consulting

Admissions Services:

* College Selection
* Application & Essay Review/Editing
* Interest Inventory & Career Exploration
* Interview Coaching

Financial Aid & Scholarship Services:

* FAFSA & CSS a Profile advising
* Estimate eligibility for financial aid
* Scholarship Search for Undergraduate Students
* Review/evaluate Financial Aid Offers
* Assist with Appeals & Negotiations for additional financial aid

Graduate Student Services:

* Program selection
* Application & Essay Review/Editing
* Scholarship & Fellowship Search

Student Loan Debt Management Counseling:

* Review current loan debt and advise on Consolidation options
* Loan Repayment/Forgiveness Searches