The 2016-17 FAFSA and beyond

Here are some documents from the federal government and TurboTax to help you help your student understand FAFSA. Unique_Situations_Tip_Sheet_2016-17 – includes questions that pertain to your student as a foster youth Guide to Tax Form 1098 – this information from TurboTax discusses the tax form sent out by colleges and other educational institutions fafsa-changes-17-18 – this document from […]

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Why Texting’s Important

Coach Christine sent us this article from Inside Higher Ed.  It’s about professors texting their students, but it pertains to our ASP students as well – note, particularly, the paragraph printed in red.  Interesting! The Desire Path of Texting •  September 18, 2015 • Karen Costa I have been actively texting my students for almost a year with great […]

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Great Suggestions from a Coach

Coach Kristen recently created this document, which you are welcome to share with your student(s).  It’s got great ideas on how to make the most of their education! Click here for the document: FYStudentHandout.

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Here are some words to spark a conversation!

Click HERE for a great TED talk you might want to share with your student.  It’s all about what it really means to be articulate.

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Quick gifts and pick-me-ups

Coach Debbie has been searching the web for cool gift ideas for her students, and she’s come up with a bunch! Click on them to see what you might send your student – and if you have suggestions of your own let us know and we’ll add them. Thank you, Debbie! Bear hugs Crunch time […]

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How to Find Local/National Resources for a Student in Need

The FC2S First Response Sheet for Coaches can help you find housing, health and parenting resources for your student by searching national websites.  It offers guidelines, but please remember, contact the ASP team if you feel you need specific help.  We are always here for you. And if you have good resources, send them our way!

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Helping Your Student Understand Education Loans

Here’s a brand new document to help your student understand education loans – it’s never too soon to figure out how NOT to take them! Education Loans

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So your student is thinking about grad school …

Many of our students say from their first day at community college that their goal is a Master’s Degree or a Ph.D.  Most of them change their path along the way, graduate with an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree and look for a job, but some of them do, indeed, move on to graduate school.  We […]

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Welcome!

Welcome to the new Academic Success Coaching Program website. This is a site just for you as coaches, providing information to help you work with your students.   Currently, it has three main areas – Foster Care to … which features downloadable information sheets to help guide your students in four main areas; academics, career/job, […]

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Starting out on the right foot

Starting school can be an anxious experience, whether it’s your student’s  first semester or they’re an old hand sophomore, junior or even senior. Here are some suggestions for those first days of school: Foster Care to Academic Success-10 Ways to Make Your First Weeks Count  Foster Care to Academic Success-College ABCs Foster Care to Academic […]

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