You may be on track to qualify for complete loan forgiveness from the U.S. government! Here's what you need to know: Forgives remaining balance after 120 qualifying payments under qualifying payment plan while working for a qualified employer Try to keep professionals in public service First loan payments that were eligible were paid beginning Oct. 1, … Continue reading Public Service Loan Forgiveness
Mentoring Checklist 2022-2023
Keep track of what you should be doing with your mentee each month with this list...
Financial aid basics
In this post, we'll help you understand financial aid when applying to colleges so you can: understand your EFC apply to colleges that will be a good financial fit graduate from college debt-free! Know your EFC What's an EFC? EFC stands for Estimated Family Contribution This is the amount of money the school/government expects your … Continue reading Financial aid basics
College Application and Decision FAQs
Applying to College How do I know what schools to apply to? This post has some resources to get you started Talk to your counselor, teachers, friends Ask us - we have Yleana alums at schools around the country who would be willing to answer any questions you have Do all schools have shadowing/fly-in programs? … Continue reading College Application and Decision FAQs
How to: ask for letters of recommendation
Here are some tips to help you get the best recommendation letters you can! Choose people you have a good relationship with Tell them that you'd be honored if they could write a letter of recommendation for you Explain why you are asking that person specifically - what about the relationship you share is important … Continue reading How to: ask for letters of recommendation
Resources for Undocumented Students
Financial aid can be tricky for students who are undocumented. If you are undocumented, you usually cannot apply for the FAFSA but you can apply for the CSS profile. Refer to the links below for helpful resources on schools to select, guides for applying to college, and scholarships for students who are undocumented. What makes … Continue reading Resources for Undocumented Students
Building your college list
It's easy to feel overwhelmed when trying to decide which colleges you want to apply to. Here are some things to think about as you make that decision.
Scholarships, financial aid, and other resources
Yleana has lots of resources available to help you think about and apply to scholarships. We know it can be overwhelming to sort through all of the informations and scholarship lists online, so we have put together spreadsheets with scholarships, colleges, and college programs that have a proven track record of helping students like you. … Continue reading Scholarships, financial aid, and other resources
Applying Early to College (EA vs. ED)
You have the option to apply "Early Action" or "Early Decision" at many schools. These can be used to boost your application - if used strategically.
How to: Guide to completing the Common App
Our new Common App Guide will help answer any questions you have about filling out the Common App!