Governor McAuliffe announces new spring College Nights
Governor McAuliffe announced today that in order to provide more timely assistance for students applying for college, College Nights are now being offered in the spring at locations across the Commonwealth. ECMC College Nights help families learn how to navigate the college planning process, including applying for financial aid and avoiding scholarship scams.
Council to meet April 12
The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia will hold a special meeting April 12, 2017, at the offices of Owens & Minor Inc. in Mechanicsville, Virginia. Council will meet 11 a.m.-4 p.m. to discuss work on The Virginia Plan for Higher Education, the state's strategic plan. The Ad Hoc Committee on Research will meet 9-11 a.m.
Council to meet March 20-21 at VMI
The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia will hold its regularly scheduled meeting March 20-21 at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington. Among other topics Council members will hear an update on the 2017 General Assembly session and discuss updates to The Virginia Plan for Higher Education.
With weeks to go, FAFSA completion rates vary widely across state
Governor McAuliffe names Blake to Education Commission
With just weeks to go in February, Financial Aid Awareness Month, seniors in Virginia’s public high schools have submitted more than 33,000 FAFSA forms for financial aid. That’s 37% of the total eligible to apply.
Governor Terry McAuliffe has appointed Peter A. Blake, director of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, to the Education Commission of the States.The commission is an interstate consortium approved by Congress that studies and reports on the continuum of education from pre-kindergarten to college.
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