scholarships

Paying for College

Paying for College

Paying for college is something that many high school students take into consideration when choosing which school to attend. Although the cost of college can seem to be overwhelming and hopeless, Mississippi College is actually much more affordable in comparison to other private Christian universities.

Admissions Counsel-Who?: Why Getting To Know Your Admissions Counselor is Always Worth It

Admissions Counsel-Who?: Why Getting To Know Your Admissions Counselor is Always Worth It

Juniors (& certainly seniors too!), it's that time in your high school career: the time in which you start looking at colleges for yourself. You sign up for more information from a couple schools, you visit the websites of a few others, & you attend a lunchtime meeting at school with a college representative. After all that, as well as after reading an informative pamphlet the representative handed you, you're left with a great sense of knowledge about a lot of different schools. But what about having a particular connection to a college?

College Essays: Four Writers' Advice

College Essays: Four Writers' Advice

College and scholarship essays can be incredibly stressful to write. It often feels as if so much rides on the words you pick to represent yourself in front of a committee. Why, let's be honest, it can feel as if your entire future rests in how well you can write an essay. We as writers, however, want to give you some advice to hopefully make this time less stressful. 

What's a FAFSA?

What's a FAFSA?

The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It’s from the Fed, and is Big Brother’s (the government's) way of assessing your family’s income and providing additional funding to help pay for school. The funding can come in three forms.

Senior Checklist

Senior Checklist

Senior year is here, and if you are like me (I'm also a senior, except in college), you feel a bit overwhelmed and as if you have no idea of what you are doing. Lucky for you, I have been a senior in high school (and have enlisted the help of the awesome admissions counselor, Michelle Ladner), so I'm here to help you figure out what in the world you should be doing right now. 

Scholarship Success

Scholarship Success

Spring semester is in full swing now, and that means scholarships. Whether you have to write an essay, attend an interview, or both, I have some tips that will help you achieve scholarship success. 

Money Matters with Michelle

Money Matters with Michelle

But on the real, let’s talk through one of the most daunting thoughts when thinking through your college decision: MONEY. Your education is an investment. We know it can be scary when trying to wade through the waters that are scholarships and financial aid. But I have fantastic news! You’re not in this alone.

Best Kept Secrets to Funding Your College Education

Best Kept Secrets to Funding Your College Education

A modern day poet once wrote, “mo’ money, mo’ problems.”  Guess that guy never had to pay for college.  As a senior, it can be quite daunting for you (and if not you, your parents) to think about how you’re going to be able to afford a solid college education.  We hear that all the time in the Admissions Office.  “There’s no way I can afford to go to a private university.”  Or “Yeah, MC is great and all, but I just can’t afford it.”

Accepted Student Checklist

Accepted Student Checklist

Hey there, Future Choctaws! It's Andrew here with a quick blog on what to do once you've been accepted to MC.

The Power of the ACT

The Power of the ACT

Hello future Choctaws! It's Nolie here, and I know all about taking the ACT! Whether you're the person who rolls out of bed fifteen minutes before, or you get up two hours early to mentally prepare (that was me), the ACT is something that must be tackled, especially since most scholarships require it!