Family Guide to College and Financial Planning
knowledge for the journey South Carolina Fall 2014 Family Guide to College and Financial Planning One of 49 Up and Coming Universities to Watch in the Nation”– U.S. News & World Report National Recognition for AU Students • Business •A U Enactus (formerly Students In Free Enterprise) team • was the national champion of the 2009, 2010, and 2011 Sam’s Club Environmental Sustainability Challenge • W inner of the 2012 Fifth Federal Reserve Bank District’s “Share the Wealth” video competition • AU Center for Cancer Research • Georgia Harpe won the 2013 South Carolina Academy of Science Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award for her research on “Antiproliferative Activity of Raspberries on Two Human Breast Cancer Cell Lines” Visual Arts/Graphic Design • 2 013 (1) National, (8) Regional, and (26) Local ADDY® Awards • A U was the only university in the nation to have two students win a gold ADDY® at the 2012 and 2009 National ADDY® awards (out of 60,000 entries) • 2010 AIGA Flux National Competition Best in Show • 2010 Best in Show National ADDY® Award • Musical Theatre • AU’s production of Barnum was selected by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) to be showcased at the 2013 Southeast Region IV festival • Athletics • 2012 Capital One NCAA Div. II All-America Award (one of only four awards nationally) Mobile Learning Initiative All incoming freshmen receive the latest iPad which will be used in specially designed courses. Anderson, SC | AndersonUniversity.edu Greetings from the President Evans P. Whitaker, Ph.D. Anderson University is an exciting and rare place - where the entire campus community is devoted to the high ideals of Christian higher education in an intellectually stimulating environment. Here, we view life as a journey …gifted to each of us and filled with choice and possibility every step of the way. Our job is to not only provide the academic and student life offerings you need in order to live a successful and significant life, but to guide you to make excellent choices to maximize your college years, prepare you for a career, and help you become all God wants you to be. At Anderson, we believe in developing your mind to its fullest potential. With professors who are passionate about teaching, modern technology and facilities, and a culture of engaged learning, we strive every day to ignite academic achievement in our students. That’s why U.S. News & World Report recognizes AU as a Top Tier (#20) University in the South, and one of the “49 Up and Coming Universities to Watch” in the nation. It’s why the Princeton Review calls us one of the “Best Colleges in the Southeast,” and why Institutional Research and Evaluation named AU one of “America’s 100 Best College Buys.” Recently, a group of high school guidance counselors visited the campus. When I met one counselor for whom the campus visit was her first, she said, “More students than ever from my school are talking about and choosing Anderson. I just had to come and see for myself what all ‘the buzz’ is about.” This is a university where people care—genuinely care—about you and your success. At Anderson, your professors are part of your education, but they’re part of your life, too. They reach out to you as an individual. They respect you as a learner. Every faculty and staff member is committed to engaging you in enjoyable, rigorous classroom experiences and exciting campus life. And they delight in seeing you reach your potential. During these challenging financial times, all of us at Anderson want you to know that we are sensitive to the economy and its impact on our students and their families. In a time when much recent news about the economy has been bad news, I want to tell you that we plan to keep future increases in tuition and fees to a bare minimum. In addition to keeping cost at a minimum, you can depend on Anderson to keep its commitment to the most generous scholarships and grants we can possibly provide to all qualified students. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Anderson’s generous scholarships and financial aid. We hope this guide provides you with much of the information you will need to successfully navigate through your college search and the financial aid process. We look forward to receiving your application. We believe you will be surprised to discover how affordable a private, values-based education at Anderson University can be! Cordially, Evans P. Whitaker, Ph.D., President Recent Recognition • U.S. News & World Report recognizes AU as a Top Tier (#20) University in the South, and one of the “49 Up and Coming Schools to Watch” in the U.S. U is ranked by the Princeton Review among • A its “Best in the Southeast” category. • Institutional Research and Evaluation named AU one of “America’s 100 Best College Buys.” • “America’s Best Christian Colleges” What’s In this Issue? 4 A Best Buy College? Cost vs Value and How to Know the Difference 8 Plan for Success — A College Timeline 16 Should a Christian Student Attend a Christian College? – A Counselor’s Perspective 20 AU at a Glance 30 Navigating the Financial Aid Maze 32 College Planning Calendar 38 Advice for First-Generation College Students 40 Our Programs Academic Scholarships for First-Time Freshmen Other Awards for Freshmen Anderson University Grant - $4,000 per year • Awarded to any entering freshmen not Presidents’s Scholarship $10,000 per year • 3.5 High School GPA • 1300+ SAT or 29+ ACT receiving a President’s, Founder’s or Provost’s Scholarship Out-of-State Grant - $3,000 per year • Awarded to any out-of-state entering freshman Founders’s Scholarship - $8,500 per year • 3.5 High School GPA and • 1150+ SAT or 25+ ACT Gold Grant - awards vary up to $2,000 • Need-Based grant • Early estimated FAFSA required Provost’s Scholarship - $6,500 per year • 3.0 High School GPA and • 1000+ SAT or 21+ ACT AU Fellows Scholarships & Presidential Fellows Scholarships To learn more about our competitive scholarships, including First Choice Scholarships please visit: andersonuniversity.edu or call 1.800.542.3594 Did you know? More than 70% of students who visit AU decide to enroll www.andersonuniversity.edu/visit Please Note: Completion of the FAFSA is required to receive AU scholarships and grants. Awards are renewable for up to eight consecutive semesters of enrollment. Full-time enrollment at AU required. Awards are limited in quantity. Total financial aid cannot exceed the cost of tuition, fees, room and board. See Academic Catalog for complete financial policies and award renewal criteria. Additionally, Institutional aid resources are limited and the University reserves the right to place a cap on the number of scholarships or grants offered or awarded at any time, or reduce or increase institutional aid at its discretion. www.andersonuniversity.edu 3 A Best Buy College? Cost vs Value and How to Know the Difference by Dan Crabtree College is an investment. If you purchase a new car, within a few years it is worth far less than you paid for it. However, the investment in a college education at a place like Anderson pays dividends for decades – perhaps 60 or 70 years! To be sure, a college education is likely to make a person more prosperous; the lifetime income of families headed by individuals with a bachelor’s degree will be about $1.6 million more than incomes of families headed by those with a high-school diploma. But a college experience is about much more than money – it is about how college helps shape a person, how it affects his or her quality of life, and the potential to make a difference in the world. How did we do it? We managed because we value higher education and were committed to it – but also because of financial aid, which is designed specifically to help enable students to attend the college of their choice. Yes, it required discipline and choices; we took out them were in college at the same time. During those years, the annual sticker price was more than my take-home pay. “A college counselor I know gives this advice to parents regarding, choosing a college: “‘Beware the high cost of saving money.’” “A college education is an extraordinarily profitable investment...Unlike most purchases, a college education appreciates in value rather than depreciating.” Katharine Hansen Quintessential Careers loans and I drove an old car (which, after eighteen years, we have just recently traded in). But we were successful in having our daughters attend the college of their choice – an investment we’d make again in a heartbeat! (Note: I know that many people are leery of loans. So am I – it is my firm position to never pay interest on anything that depreciates in value. But I will borrow for two things: a home – which historically appreciates in value – and a college education.) I don’t have to tell you that cost and value are not the same things. You can be penny-wise and pound-foolish, especially when it comes to the vitally important college choice.” (Continued on page 6) The prospect of four years of college expenses can appear daunting. I understand this – I’ve been there. My wife and I invested in having our three daughters attend a Christian college – a total of 24 semesters of college. There were several years when two of 4 www.andersonuniversity.edu I encourage you to choose a college because it is an excellent match for you – the best place for you to be – and not because it is the least expensive or offers you a lot of money. Like any investment, think long-term. Ask yourself what impact choosing a college like Anderson will have on the rest of your life – perhaps another 50 or 60 (dare I say 70?) years. In fact, do this: Dan Crabtree is the College and Career Counselor at Wheaton Academy in suburban Chicago, IL. He spent twenty years in college admissions, including twelve as Director of Admissions at Wheaton College (IL). Dan is former President of the North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals (NACCAP) and is currently a NACCAP Governance Committee Representative. Your college choice is one of the most important decisions you will ever make, so invest wisely. Estimate the cost of four years at Anderson. (Most students will receive financial aid or scholarships, so the actual cost will be less than the sticker price.) Then amortize that total over 60 years by dividing the total by 60, and then dividing by 12 to get the monthly cost. If you do this, I’m guessing that you’ll be surprised at that monthly total, and you’ll consider it a good investment. In fact, if you compare this investment with the cost of a daily latte at Starbuck’s, I think you’d find it to be remarkably similar! 6 www.andersonuniversity.edu Scholarships & Financial Aid for Students in Campus Housing AU Residential Grant - $1,500 per year • Offered to all entering first-time freshmen students who reside in campus housing. First Choice Scholarship - $500 up to $3,000 per year • Applicants must be first-time freshmen and reside in campus housing • Minimum 3.25 high school GPA and 1000+ SAT or 21+ ACT required for scholarship consideration. • Contact the Admission Office for scholarship application and deadline information. Palmetto Boys’ State Presidential Scholarship - $10,000 per year • Anderson University is privileged to serve as the host site for the annual Palmetto Boys’ State event. In recognition of this special partnership, Anderson University has committed one $10,000 per year Palmetto Boys’ State Presidential Scholarship to be awarded each year. In order to be considered, applicants must be named a Palmetto Boys’ State Citizen, submit the required application, participate in the scholarship interview event, and reside in campus housing. Baptist Scholarship - $300 per year • Awarded to any first-time entering freshmen or transfer. Must reside in campus housing. • Must be a member in good standing of a South Carolina Baptist Convention or other Baptist church Boys’ and Girls’ State Scholarship $1,000 per year • Awarded to any first-time entering freshmen or transfer. Must reside in campus housing. • Must be named a Boys’ or Girls’ State citizen Did you know? Did you know? AU biology graduates have an 80% acceptance rate into medical programs, including medical, dental, physical therapy, pharmacy and veterinary schools www.andersonuniversity.edu 7 Plan For Success: A College Timeline by Dr. Janet Miranda Want to make your time in high school both enjoyable and productive? Who wouldn’t? But just like success in any other venue in life, you need to be a wise consumer with your time and your resources! The greatest thing about a “Timeline to College” is that you can pick up the process no matter what grade you are in when you begin. Ideally a student should give thought to college as they begin their freshman (9th grade) year, but the great thing about planning is “it will meet you” and whatever grade level you begin. Early on you need to be a good steward of your time and resources. Developing good study habits and organizational skills during high school is not only important for a great high school transcript, but these skills will carry you a long way – not just into college but also into your professional life. Find balance in your course selection. Take advanced level courses in subjects where you are gifted. The point is, know your strengths and academic level and choose coursework appropriate for you! 10th Grade • Take the PSAT (for practice). This is the preliminary SAT and it is used in the junior year to determine National Merit Scholars. Take the PLAN (preliminary ACT) as well. Taking these two preliminary tests will give you a heads-up on which exam will be most appropriate for you with your college applications. • Get to know your school counselor. This is a person who will be an advocate for you in the college process, and they can best serve you if they know you! • Grades! Grades represent your work ethic… homework is the first step to mastery of the material – it is not the final step. Commit serious time to mastering the material for each course. • Read. Show me a reader and I’ll show you a high SAT or ACT score! Read anything! If you like sports, read about sports – if you’re an artist, read about art. Read to increase your vocabulary! • S tay involved with your favorite school activities and community service. This DOES NOT mean join everything! Colleges are looking for depth in activities. Pick things you enjoy and stay with them. • PREP for the PSAT, SAT and ACT the summer after the sophomore year. Practice makes perfect – well, almost perfect! • In the summer, make some campus visits to colleges of interest to you. You might even take a summer course on campus or participate in an Anderson University summer camp! (Continued on page 10) 9th Grade • Get involved in school and community activities you enjoy. DO NOT join something just to add a line item to your high school resume. Be true to yourself! • Work hard and get the best grades you possibly can. You are developing a transcript you will show to your college. • Take a strong curriculum – challenge yourself and be realistic. • Think about doing something special over the summer…almost every college has a summer program for high school students. The programs vary from enhancement to specialized programs … and it’s not too early to start working on your PSAT. 8 www.andersonuniversity.edu 11th Grade • This is the big year! The grades you earn this year will be the last grades you will submit to a college before your admission. Of course you will send a final transcript after graduation, but your decision will be based on grades 9-11. • Attend College Fairs. Talk with College Representatives who visit your school and plan campus visits to colleges on your list. Visit www.naccap.org to learn about Christian college fairs in your area. • Stay involved in your activities and seek leadership positions or ways to demonstrate your leadership when possible. • Complete both your SAT and/or ACT testing in the spring • Talk to at least two teachers about writing a letter of recommendation for you. These should be two academic teachers. • Last chance to “test drive” a college with a campus visit or academic class. • While on campus, talk to a Financial Aid representative - find out your options for scholarships and/or financial aid. • The summer before your senior year – get organized and begin writing your college essays. Dr. Janet Miranda has more than 20 years of experience and is a nationally honored college guidance counselor with the 2007 Yale Counselor of the Year Award. She serves on the Advisory Board for the Fiske Guide to Colleges, has served as a peer evaluator for the College Board, and presenter at national conferences for high school guidance and college admission professionals. She is currently Director of Guidance at Prestonwood Christian Academy (a K-12 college preparatory program in the Dallas area). She is the author of the college planning workbook, ACCEPTED! 12th Grade • Apply early in the fall. Show the college you are not a procrastinator and get your applications in early in the fall. You will be amazed at the relief you feel once your applications are in the mail and out of your hands! • Have your official test scores sent to each college where you plan to apply. Official means sent from The College Board or ACT directly to your college. • Be responsible with your time and academic work ethic your senior year. When colleges see your final transcript, it should be representative of the student who applied and was accepted! IMPORTANT: Almost every college application now asks if you have been suspended from school and if so, for what reason. Make wise choices throughout your high school career! Pick up this timeline at your current grade level. If you follow this timeline and make wise choices, you will be amazed at the opportunities available to you. The college process will seem natural, and you will be prepared for admission to college. 10 www.andersonuniversity.edu Interior Design, Visual and Performing Arts Scholarships Discover your place in Anderson University’s acclaimed School of Interior Design and The South Carolina School of the Arts The School of Interior Design is one of only nine Christian universities in the nation offering a degree in interior design. The School of Interior Design features a state-of-the art computer lab with Autodesk, AutoCAD 2013, Revit 2013, PhotoShop and ProSketch-Up software, a resource library including emerging sustainable green materials and a multi-purpose studio to support lecture and studio courses. School of Interior Design students benefit from extraordinary field study to major design centers, and distinguish themselves from students in other interior design programs through stellar internship placements with premier architecture and interior design firms across the country and abroad. Music Scholarships – awards vary • Performance-based, audition required • • • • Dec 1st — Early-decision deadline Dec 15th — Notification Mar 1st — Regular deadline Mar 15th — Notification 2014 Audition Dates: • Oct 25th & Nov 22nd 2014 Audition Dates: • Jan 20th (MLK Day), Feb 21st & Mar 22nd • Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for application and requirements Did you know? • A nderson University is one of only 333 schools in the nation holding prestigious professional accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) • A U interior design graduates successfully pass the NCIDQ exam and secure internships and employment with prestigious design firms in major cities Interior Design Scholarships – awards vary • Application and portfolio review required • Contact the School of Interior Design for application and requirements The South Carolina School of the Arts features three state-of-the-art performance venues, two art galleries, a music technology laboratory, multiple graphic design studios, prestigious professional accreditation and distinguished faculty. All applicants to the Music and Theatre departments are required to participate in an audition in order to be considered for admission to those programs. Auditions and portfolio reviews are also required for South Carolina School of the Arts scholarship consideration. We invite you to schedule a campus visit to include an AU overview, campus tour and audition or portfolio review with a professor. 12 www.andersonuniversity.edu ANDERSON UNIVERSITY (Continued on page 15) Interior Design, Visual and Performing Arts Scholarships (Continued) Visual Art Scholarships – awards vary • Portfolio-based • • • • Dec 1st – Early-decision deadline Dec 15th — Notification Mar 1st — Regular deadline Mar 15th — Notification Did you know? • Visual Arts students won the following ADDY ® Awards: 2013 (1) National, (8) Regional and (26) Local • Anderson was the only university in the nation to have two students win a Gold ADDY in graphic design at the 2012 & 2009 National ADDY awards • An AU student’s DVD series was featured on the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) National Members Gallery • The AU Chorale was invited to participate in the prestigious Spoleto Festival • An AU Theatre professor regularly does professional work as a TV and Radio commercial actor for Lowe’s, American Express and the State of Florida • An AU Theatre professor was recognized by The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival with a meritorious achievement award for excellence in direction 2013 Portfolio Review Dates: • Nov 22nd 2014 Portfolio Review Dates: • Jan 20th (MLK Day) & Feb 21st • Contact scschoolofthearts@andersonuniversity. edu for application and requirements Theatre, Dance and Musical Theatre Scholarships – awards vary • Performance-based, audition required • • • • Dec 1st – Early-decision deadline Dec 15th — Notification Mar 1st — Regular deadline Mar 15th — Notification • C ontact the scschoolofthearts@anderson university.edu for application and audition requirements • Oct 25th (Fall Musical) • Nov 22nd 2013 Audition Dates: • Sept 27th (Fall Show) 2014 Audition Dates: • Jan 20th • Feb 21st (Winter Play) • A pr 4th (Spring Play) Mosaic Music Ministry Team Scholarships – awards vary • Performance-based, application and audition required Contact Doug Norwine (dnorwine@anderson • university.edu) for application and audition requirements www.andersonuniversity.edu 15 Should a Christian Student Attend a Christian College? A Counselor’s Perspective by Dan Crabtree There are 3,600 colleges and universities in the United States. How does a student even begin to whittle this list down to size and ultimately choose one? Let’s start to answer this question by asking another one: Is the college search process different for a Christian student? If you are serious about your faith, you should select No. And yes. Let me explain. First, the no. In the college counseling profession I have colleagues who are Christians and colleagues who are not. Despite our differences, we all agree about one thing. As college counselors, our ultimate goal for each student is that he or she will find a great fit – a college that will be the best in shaping them for the rest of their lives. So Christian or not, a student should be seeking the college that is the best fit. a college that takes your faith seriously, unless the Lord specifically directs you somewhere else. The integration of faith and learning is an important concept. It is important for us to connect our faith with everything that happens in life. Christian colleges like Anderson are intentional about the integration of faith and learning. Other colleges vary in how they approach the faith component. State-funded universities and community colleges have little choice – the “separation of church and state” essentially forces them to omit Christianity from the classroom discussion. Private colleges range from those that are completely secular (and sometimes even hostile toward Christianity) to church-related colleges that may or may not give anything more than lip service Now, the yes. As Christians, we are faith-driven. Our faith should be a factor in everything we do, not something that we compartmentalize. It is a key component of our major life decisions. Choosing to their faith connection. But for a Christian seeking to examine things through the eyes of faith, it is important to consider the implications of this lack of intentional integration of faith and learning. a college is certainly one of those decisions. If a student’s Christian faith is the most important thing in his/her life, it should also be the most important factor in the choice of a college. Therefore, for a Christian student, the foundational principle in finding a good college match is this: “When you come to a fork in the road, take it” Yogi Berra 16 www.andersonuniversity.edu A UCLA Higher Education Research Institute study by Henderson and Railsback revealed that at the end of their college career, 52% of all students who identified themselves as “born-again” and attended a public university will no longer identify themselves as born-again or will not have attended any kind of religious service in the past year. Believe it or not, the percentages for students who attend other secular institutions (including those that are “church-affiliated,” but not specifically faith-based) are even higher. I don’t want to scare someone into choosing a Christian college. But I think it is important to go into the college selection process with our eyes wide open. The college experience is about much more than getting a job. It is a unique four-year experience that will make more of an impact than any other period in a student’s life. As foundational as the high school years have been, the college years will be even more significant in shaping who the person will be. There are lots of reasons to choose a good Christian university like Anderson. A Christian university will have dedicated faculty committed to good teaching and to their students. It will have a culture of collaborative learning, and a positive social and spiritual climate. (Continue on the next page...) www.andersonuniversity.edu 17 In the same way, a student who is passionate about his faith will want to seek out a college that intentionally integrates the Christian faith into the curriculum. Even my secular colleagues agree with me on this point – finding a good fit means finding a place where a student’s core values fit the core values of the college community. 18 www.andersonuniversity.edu As you know, computers have default settings. A default is “a course of action that a program will take when the user or programmer specifies no overriding action.” A default is typically considered the best or most logical choice. I consider a Christian university to be the default for Christian students – the best or most logical choice. Other colleges purport to provide a well-rounded education while neglecting â€“ or intentionally dismissing â€“ the spiritual element. A well-rounded education, I believe, takes place at a place like Anderson, where Truth is actively pursued. The bottom line is this: look for the best fit. If you are serious about your faith, the best fit is most likely a Christian university. an Crabtree is the College and Career Counselor at D Wheaton Academy in suburban Chicago, IL. He spent twenty years in college admissions, including twelve as Director of Admissions at Wheaton College (IL). Dan is former President of the North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals (NACCAP) and is currently a NACCAP Governance Committee Representative. www.andersonuniversity.edu 19 AU At a Glance... Anderson University, a four-year, co-educational, comprehensive university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention, welcomes students from a variety of denominations, educational and cultural backgrounds. our vision Anderson University exists to be a premier teaching university where liberal arts and professional studies thrive within a distinctively Christian community of faculty, staff and students dedicated to learning and service. our faculty Guided by a commitment to teaching excellence, Andersonâ€™s faculty invest their lives into your personal and intellectual success. Our faculty distinguish themselves by creating unique opportunities for student engagement in advanced research. Eighty-two percent of faculty hold the highest degrees in their field. our students We welcome more than 3,000 students from 33 states, 25 countries and a wide range of denominations. Fourteen percent of our students are ethnic minorities. Approximately 72 percent of students live on-campus. In recent years, 68 percent of students who enroll graduated from Anderson University. 20 www.andersonuniversity.edu our location Located in the Upstate region of South Carolina, the city of Anderson has been recognized as the “Friendliest City in South Carolina.” Anderson is a regional destination city for shopping and dining, as well as outdoor sports at nearby Lake Hartwell and the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Located less than 30 minutes from downtown Greenville and two hours from Atlanta and Charlotte, Anderson students have easy access to vibrant professional, cultural, recreational and employment opportunities, and are within driving distance of South Carolina’s beaches.Birmingham Winston-Salem Nashville Knoxville Asheville Greenville 95 85 Greensboro Raleigh Charlotte Anderson University 20 Atlanta Augusta 95 Columbia 26 Myrtle Beach What’s the driving time? Atlanta, GA.....................................2.0 Hours Augusta, GA....................................2.0 Hours Birmingham, AL...............................4.0 Hours Charleston, SC.................................4.0 Hours Charlotte, NC..................................2.0 Hours Greensboro, NC...............................4.0 Hours Hilton Head, SC.............................. 4.5 Hours Jacksonville, FL. ................................7.0 Hours Orlando, FL....................................9.0 Hours Raleigh, NC.....................................5.0 Hours Savannah, GA. ................................. 4.5 Hours Charleston Hilton Head Savannah Jacksonville Orlando our programs Grounded in a Christian perspective, Anderson offers more than 50 liberal arts and professional, master’s and doctoral programs of study. Our vision is to be a premier place of learning that combines the best of the liberal arts and professional education in a distinctly Christian community. our affordability our accreditation Anderson University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Professional accreditation includes the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). In the past six years, Anderson University has been recognized as one of “America’s 100 Best College Buys” for academic quality, value and affordability.1 Recently, Anderson University ranked among the top 11 universities in the South (public & private) for students accumulating the least educational debt. For the 2012-13 year, 99% of AU students received financial aid with an average award of $23,366. 1 Institutional Research and Evaluation our global journey During the junior year, qualified students take a three-credit course that includes a short-term, faculty sponsored study abroad experience (recent trips include: Italy, Spain, Panama, Australia, China, the Galapagos Islands and Jamaica). Our students engage in approximately 10 college-sponsored mission and service trips each year and provide 15,000 hours of local community service. Anderson has been named to the “President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll” for the eighth consecutive year. our campus Ideally situated on 271 acres in the elegant historical district of Anderson, South Carolina, Anderson University’s campus provides a definitively collegiate setting for your educational journey. www.andersonuniversity.edu 21 Athletic Scholarships Awards vary (NCAA Division II) • Performance-based • Contact Head Coach or AU Compliance Officer • Must be NCAA Division II eligible The 2011 men’s basketball team capped off a stellar season by becoming the first team from South Carolina since 1999 to claim a regional championship and the second South Atlantic Conference school to earn a trip to the 2011 NCAA Division II Elite Eight — facing page photo • N ick Trull won the 2012 Capital One NCAA Division II All-America Award (one of only four awards nationally) • M en’s soccer wins third consecutive SAC Tournament Championship • W omen’s basketball - 2013 Regular Season and Conference Tournament Champions • M en’s tennis – 2013 Regular Season Conference Champions • S oftball – First-Ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 2013; Advanced to NCAA Southeast Super Regional, while setting school record for wins • S oftball’s Jessica Neidigh named First-Team AllSoutheast Region • C handler Hash named 2013 SAC Scholar Athlete of the Year for men’s basketball, marking the third consecutive year that an AU player has earned the award. • Women’s basketball – 2013 SAC Coach of the Year • W omen’s basketball – Alissa Diaz named 2013 SAC Player of the Year and First-Team AllSoutheast Region • M en’s and Women’s track & field teams named 2013 NCAA D-II All-Academic 22 www.andersonuniversity.edu • W omen’s track – Jill Baxter ranked first in the region in the heptathlon and Brooklyn Watt ranked first in shot put. • S hortstop Abby Child was named SAC Softball Player of the Year, following an outstanding sophomore campaign. • L auren Sloan was named Southeast Regional Field Athlete of the Year, for track and field. • A U wrestler, J.J. Jackson, won the 2010 NCAA Division II championship in his weight class • A U volleyball player, Jamie Lancaster (2011), and Whitney Bishoff (2012 women’s track) were each selected as one of 174 recipients of the 2011 and 2012 NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarships (for all NCAA Division I, II and III athletes) • W hitney Bishoff (2012 - Women’s Indoor Track) and Nick Trull (2011 - Men’s Basketball) each received the NCAA’s Elite 89 Award respectively, which is presented to the student-athlete with the highest grade point average at each of the NCAA’s 89 National Championships. • A U basketball player, Nick Trull, had the highest individual player GPA for all 2011 NCAA Division II Elite 8 Men’s Basketball Tournament teams • Lasse Sohrweide was named the NCAA Div II Southeast Region men’s soccer Player of the Year for both the 2010 and 2011 seasons • The Trojans recently entered into a partnership with Nike and were selected as a Nike campus (Continued on page 24) The AU Trojans have achieved an impressive record of success, including: • • • • • • • 9 regular season conference championships 21 tournament championships 29 NCAA Regional tournament appearances 1 Elite Eight tournament appearance 290 All Conference Athletes 15 Conference Players of the Year 15 Conference Freshmen of the Year Men’s Sports • • • • • • • • • • Baseball JV Baseball Basketball JV Basketball Cross Country Golf Soccer Tennis Track and Field Wrestling Women’s Sports • • • • • • • • Basketball Cross Country Golf Soccer Softball Tennis Track and Field Volleyball 24 www.andersonuniversity.edu Scholarships and Financial Aid for Residents of South Carolina AU Fellows Scholarship* – full tuition Anderson University has been on a remarkable rise in regional and national rankings, resulting in a continuous improvement in the academic profile of entering students. This recognition has made AU an extremely desirable university for many top academically performing students. Anderson University currently ranks in the top four in the state of South Carolina among private universities for the number of enrolled Palmetto Fellows. The AU Fellows program offers a generous scholarship to complement the Palmetto Fellows award given by the State of South Carolina. • Competitive scholarships open to any entering first-time freshman named a Palmetto Fellow • Application required by the stated deadline • Annual renewal amount is capped at the total cost of tuition • Outside scholarships (excluding SC State funds) and Federal Aid may be applied to cover room and board • Awards are limited in quantity and are determined by the Scholarship Committee • Contact the Admission Office for the AU Fellows contract and scholarship details • School of Nursing student awards will vary. Contact the Admission office for details. • Awards are limited in quantity and are determined by the Scholarship Committee • Annual award renewal amount is capped at the total cost of attendance • Contact the Admission Office for application and scholarship details • School of Nursing student awards will vary. Contact the Admission office for details. SC Tuition Grant* – up to $2,900 • Must be a first-time entering freshmen or transfer • Need-based • FAFSA required by June 30 • Contact Financial Aid Office for renewal criteria and information • For additional information, visit: www.sctuitiongrants.com SC LIFE Scholarship* - $5,000 per year Must be a first-time entering freshmen • or transfer • Must meet two of the following three criteria: • 3.0 High School GPA (state uniform grading scale) • 1100 SAT or 24 ACT • Top 30 percent of graduating class • Contact Financial Aid Office for renewal criteria and information (Continued on page 29) AU Fellows Presidential Scholarships* – tuition, room, and board • Completive scholarship open to any entering first-time freshmen named a Palmetto Fellow • A limited amount of room and board scholarships will be awarded to eligible entering first-time freshmen named a Palmetto Fellow • Application required by the stated deadline 26 www.andersonuniversity.edu * Please Note for All South Carolina Resident Awards: Must complete the FAFSA to receive AU and some SC state scholarship and grants. Renewable for up to eight consecutive semesters of enrollment. Full-time enrollment at AU required. Awards are limited in quantity. Total financial aid cannot exceed the cost of tuition, fees, room and board. See Academic Catalog for complete financial policies and award renewal criteria. All South Carolina State Scholarship and Grant Programs are contingent upon approved funding by the SC State Legislature. All eligible recipients must be U.S. citizens and South Carolina residents. 28 www.andersonuniversity.edu Scholarships and Financial Aid for Residents of South Carolina (Continued) SC HOPE Scholarship* - $2,800 per year – Freshman Only Award • Must be a first-time entering freshmen • Must have a 3.0 High School GPA (state uniform grading scale) • May be received for two semesters • Palmetto Fellows and LIFE recipients do not quality • Contact Financial Aid Office for renewal criteria and information Boys’ and Girls’ State Scholarship* $1,000 per year • Awarded to any first-time entering freshmen or transfer • Must be named a Boys’ or Girls’ State citizen Did you know? Anderson University ranks in the top four South Carolina private universities for the number of enrolled Palmetto Fellows. SC Palmetto Fellows* - $6,700 freshmen year; $7,500 each following year • Must be a first-time entering freshmen or transfer • Recipients are selected by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education • Contact Financial Aid Office for renewal criteria and information regarding Palmetto Fellows Palmetto Boys’ State Presidential Scholarship* - $10,000 per year • Anderson University is privileged to serve as the host for the annual Palmetto Boys’ State event. In recognition of this special partnership, Anderson University has committed one $10,000 per year Palmetto Boys’ State Presidential Scholarship to be awarded each year. In order to be considered, applicants must be a first-time freshman, be named a Palmetto Boys’ State Citizen, submit the required application and participate in the scholarship interview event. Contact the Admission Office for more information. SC Palmetto Fellow and LIFE Scholarship Enhancements* - $2,500 per year • Must be a Palmetto Fellow or LIFE Scholarship recipient majoring in an approved science or math field • Must be a returning upper class student • Additional eligibility requirements and renewal criteria available by contacting the AU Financial Aid Office or visiting: www.che.sc.gov www.andersonuniversity.edu 29 Navigating the Financial Aid Maze by Dr. Janet Miranda When selecting a college, affordability must often be a true consideration for many students. The mistake many students make is putting the cart before the horse: considering the dollar sign first and then creating a list of colleges. It should actually be the other way around. Never avoid applying to a particular school because you believe you will not be able to afford it. You will never know unless you apply, are accepted, and then see how much assistance the college is willing to give you. their procedure. The colleges will ALWAYS be your PRIMARY source for scholarship. Students and parents often refer to scholarships and financial aid as one. Both are usually administered out of the same office and this can be confusing: it’s like having apples and oranges in the same crate, so let’s separate the crates! Scholarship = Merit. You earn a scholarship. Scholarship is considered an award for something of excellence such as grades, class rank, test scores, activities, community service and so forth. All legitimate scholarships are Did you know? For the 2012-13 year, 99% of AU students received financial aid with an average award of $23,366. given away. Beware of multiple scams stating that thousands of dollars in scholarship money go unclaimed. No legitimate scholarship or scholarship service will require you to pay anything. Do not every pay anything to any company promising scholarship opportunities. If it is legitimate, it is free. Your primary source for scholarship will always be the college or university. Your best secondary Make a list of colleges and universities of interest to you. Next, do your homework. Find out if your application to the college also serves as your application for all scholarships offered at the school. Some colleges require additional applications for scholarship and some require only the paperwork of the initial application. Contact the Scholarship Office at each college to determine source for scholarships can be found at www.fastweb.com. Do not be hesitant to use this site – the information you provide is secure. It is also possible to find special scholarships through a “Google” search. For example: “Engineering + Scholarships” or substitute any other major interest, ethnicity or gender. 30 www.andersonuniversity.edu Financial Aid = Need. Colleges will ask for evidence of your “need.” You must file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) after January 1, of your senior year in order to be considered for Financial Aid. Realistically, most students cannot file their FAFSA until late February because the FAFSA requires information directly from your parents off of their tax forms for the previous year. Example: if you are filing your FAFSA in February of 2010, you will need tax information from your parents off of their 2009 tax filing. Parents, if you have a senior, this year above all previous years you need to have your tax information in order and file your taxes just as soon as possible. The FAFSA forms say you can estimate your tax information, but experience has proven estimating only slows down the process. Filing as soon as you possibly can is important! best date to have all forms to each financial aid office. TIP: Make “friends” with one individual in the financial aid office and always request to speak to that person when you have questions. You will complete the FAFSA only once and then list the college(s) you wish to receive the information. Discovering opportunities to help pay for your college education does not have to be a mysterious adventure. Begin EARLY and COMMUNICATE! Discover both scholarship and financial aid opportunities at the colleges of interest to you. Types of Aid. Financial Aid can come in several forms: grant money (which requires no repayment; subsidized loans (interest does not incur until after graduation); unsubsidized loans (interest begins immediately when the loan is signed); parent “plus” loans; and work study (you are paid for your time while working on campus). Once the grant money is given away, it’s gone! Typically colleges start developing the individual financial aid packages around the first of April. Check with each of your colleges to determine the absolute Dr. Janet Miranda has more than 20 years of experience and is a nationally honored college guidance counselor with the 2007 Yale Counselor of the Year Award. She serves on the Advisory Board for the Fiske Guide to Colleges, has served as a peer evaluator for the College Board, and presenter at national conferences for high school guidance and college admission professionals. She is currently Director of Guidance at Prestonwood Christian Academy (a K-12 college preparatory program in the Dallas area). She is the author of the college planning workbook, ACCEPTED! www.andersonuniversity.edu 31 College Planning Calendar August • M ake a list of your final choices for college and plan campus visits • A cquire and review all applications and admissions information from the colleges to which you are applying, keeping careful track of all due dates • M eet with your guidance counselor to discuss whether or not you should retake the SAT or ACT • A thletes – make contact with an AU Head Coach or Compliance Officer to research scholarships, eligibility requirements and tryout dates October • If necessary, take the SAT and/or ACT once more • P lan a trip to visit your top college choices. When you visit, ask students and professors any questions regarding academics, campus activities, spiritual life, etc. • Attend college fairs and financial aid nights • C heck with the financial aid offices at the colleges to which you are applying for information regarding the cost of attendance and additional financial aid forms the school may require • H ave your guidance counselor send your official high school transcript to the admissions offices at the colleges to which you are applying • P erforming Arts Students - register for a required AU Visual and Performing Arts audition and scholarship competition day September • S chedule a visit to an Anderson University fall campus visit event • L ocate a National Christian College fair in your area by visiting: www.nccf.us • C reate a list of every step you must take in order to apply for college: tests, dates, fees, registration deadlines, college admissions deadlines, and deadlines for submitting financial aid applications • I n order for your SAT or ACT scores to be submitted to colleges, you must take these standardized tests six weeks before the application deadline • A sk teachers or employers for letters of recommendation if they are required by the college. Most likely, your teachers and employers are very busy, so it is important to allow them plenty of time to complete recommendations. • Apply for private scholarships Did you know? The AU ENACTUS team in the College of Business was featured in Fortune Magazine as national champions of the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Sam’s Club Environmental Sustainability Challenge November • O btain any required financial aid applications from your guidance office or college. Research state, local and community scholarship opportunities. • If necessary, take the SAT and/or ACT once more. • Attend AU’s fall “All Access” event 32 www.andersonuniversity.edu December • Start reviewing the FAFSA online at www.fafsa. ed.gov. You must wait until after January 1 to complete and submit the FAFSA. • A pply for scholarships and grants with approaching deadlines anything else you must do to establish and maintain eligibility for your financial aid. Be sure to make a copy of everything you submit to the financial aid office. April • Watch the mail for college financial aid award letters. Compare the financial aid awards you receive. • Make your final college decision. Be sure to submit any required deposits by the stated deadlines. January • After January 1, complete and submit the FAFSA as soon as your parents have filed their taxes. Ask your parents to prepare their income tax returns early, as schools may request them to verify eligibility for financial aid. • Be sure to keep a copy of all college-related forms you submit • Submit your AU First Choice Scholarship application and required documents by the stated deadline Did you know? Anderson University’s Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management is one of 47 programs at 43 educational institutions worldwide recognized as being fully aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) guidelines? February • February is Financial Aid Awareness Month. Research and attend any free financial aid programs offered by high schools or organizations. May • Submit the Enrollment Confirmation form, deposit and other required forms • Register for one of the June AU new student Summer Orientation events • Register for an AU summer camp program • Request your guidance counselor send your final high school transcript to the college you plan to attend • Finalize all aspects of your financial aid. You may need to submit loan applications directly to the lender. March • March 1 is the Priority Filing Deadline for many AU financial aid programs • You should receive your Student Aid Report (SAR) from the U.S. Department of Education. Your SAR contains important federal financial aid information. If you do not receive your SAR within four weeks after submitting your FAFSA, contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 800-433-3243. • Contact the financial aid office at each college you applied to and make sure your financial aid applications are complete. Find out if there is www.andersonuniversity.edu 33 AU Professors Provide Knowledge for Your Journey a sampling of faculty professional experience College of Arts and Sciences • Invited to present poetry during a reading at the Library of Congress • Board Member, Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation • Conducted research on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research to aid in the treatment of soldiers returning from Operation Iraqi Freedom • Wrote dissertation under the supervision of James Dickey, author of Deliverance • Counselor Educator for the National Peace Center, training the first addictions counselors in Russia • Served as the Executive Editor of the Criminal Justice Review • Past President, South Carolina Historical Association • Past President, Southern Criminal Justice Association and the Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice Educators School of Interior Design • Founding Member, Upstate Women In Architecture • Serve as Interior Design Consultant for the South Carolina State Department of Education Curriculum Development • Serve on Board of Governors Water and Environmental Education Center (WEEC) seeking LEED Platinum Status • Interior Designer for the First Silver LEED Commercial building in South Carolina • In professional practice with Thomas & Denzinger Architects (Charleston, SC) when selected for American Institute of Architecture South Carolina firm of the year • National Council Architectural Registration Board (NCARB) member • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional in New Construction and Commercial Interiors • Professional member American Institute of Architects • Interior design and historic preservation research in England • Interior Design Project Designer for multiple Anderson University renovations, including the Merritt Administration Building, Henderson Auditorium, and the Student Center • Historic Architecture, Interiors, Continental European study and research in Italy, Germany, Austria and Switzerland College of Business • Marketing Director, Armory Art Center (FL) • Consultant and part owner of A & A Updates and Review (accounting seminars) • Former Vice President of Emerging Applications and Vice President of Marketing for CenturyTel; Product Manager for BellSouth; Product Delivery Manager for AT &T • Management consultant for World Vision Romania; Founder and director of Christian Small Business Center, Bucharest, Romania • Granted multiple U.S. Patents including the patent for the non-impact keyless tool chuck sleeve, commonly used in keyless power tools • Past President, South Carolina Association of Accounting Educators • Consultant for Educational Testing Service (ETS) Economics Advanced Placement exams and syllabus development • Malcom Baldridge certified professional; serves on quality audits for the State of South Carolina and for the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) South Carolina School of the Arts • Guest lecturer at the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso, Nigeria • Guest lecturer for Ghana Dance Ensemble, Accra, Ghana • Guest lecturer and master class clinician at Ludong University, Yantai, Shandong, China • Composition performed at SCI National Conference (Continued on page 36) www.andersonuniversity.edu 35 • Composition award from national composer’s organization (ASCAP) • Selected as guest conductor for the South Carolina Music Educators Association choral clinic and honor choir • Professional graphic design work with clients, including: The Cartoon Network, Habitat for Humanity, The American Cancer Society, The Fox Theatre, Petrobras and Shell Brazil • Regularly co-lead worship service with Christian recording artist, Nicole Nordeman • Studied under renowned pianists, Rebecca Penneys, Antoinette Perry and Aube Tzerko • Solo piano performance, Eastman School of Music (NY) College of Christian Studies • Created Preaching.com, MinistryU.com and other web resources for church leaders • Founded the American Academy of Ministry • Written or edited more than a dozen books on theology, preaching and ministry • Have served as pastors of churches in Texas, Florida, South Carolina, Kentucky and Indiana. • Served on boards and committees of denominational conventions and associations • Main session speakers and workshop presenters at major ministry conferences • Presented papers for national and regional scholarly groups, including the Evangelical Theological Society, the Evangelical Homiletics Society, the Academy of Homiletics, and the Society of Biblical Literature • Published articles in popular and scholarly publications, including Leadership, Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society, Preaching Magazine and more • Written more than 100 articles for various ministry publications Did you know? A College of Christian Studies faculty member writes a weekly email newsletter read by more than 50,000 pastors and church leaders around the world • Faculty are members of Actors Equity and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) • Extensive work with regional theatres, including: The Spoleto Festival, Charlotte Little Theatre, Playhouse on the Square (Memphis), Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, and the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre • Kennedy Center Award recipient of the Choreographer of the Year Southwest Region • Director of Dance University of the Americas, Puebla Mexico • Extra in Hunger Games major motion picture • Extra in HBO Series Homeland • Ph.D. in Vocal Performance/Musical Theatre from New York University • Studied acting at the Actors Center and HB Studios in New York City • S erves as respondent for Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival productions for more than 10 years • Film and TV work as an extra in Homicide, Home for the Holidays and Twelve Monkeys College of Education • Principal of a National Blue Ribbon award-winning school • President, South Carolina School Counselor Association • Commended by the South Carolina State Legislature as an exceptional career educator • Founded an organization that uses therapy dogs at elementary schools to help struggling readers • Two-time “Teacher of the Year” for two Georgia schools • Participated in the first Friendship Force international cultural exchange program to England commissioned by a U.S. president • Helped develop the volunteer reading program and establish the children’s book cart for the pediatric wing at Candler Memorial Hospital in Savannah, Georgia • Grant reviewer for NASA • Extensive mission work with school development in Belize • Former Superintendent of Schools 36 www.andersonuniversity.edu The AU Mobile Learning Initiative Anderson is leading the way in the incorporation of mobile technology in the classroom. The AU Mobile Learning Initiative is the culmination of a two-year project that uses the power of the iPad as a platform for a new kind of learning using interactivity between professors and students and bringing the pages of a textbook to life in an unprecedented fashion. AU is the first university in South Carolina and one of the first in the nation where all incoming freshmen received the latest iPad which will be used in specially designed courses. Advice for First-Generation College Bound Students by Kim Sanders Navigating the college process can be difficult. Navigating the process when you are the first in your family to go to college, or first generation, can feel nearly impossible. But it isn’t. It just requires a little deciding. First, decide that you will go. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? But it actually requires a settling in your mind ahead of time. “I will go to college. Somehow, some way, I will go.” It means facing the unknowns, the fears, and the nearly infinite possibilities head on. Second, decide that you will find the necessary resources to tackle all those unknowns. Identify those in your life who may be able to help you. Although you may be the first in your family, there are many you come in contact with on a day-to-day basis who have already traveled this road. Find them. It may be a guidance counselor, or your pastor, or a neighbor. Begin asking them questions. Ask them about test taking and college applications and dorm life. Ask them about their major and their career and their favorite college. And don’t be afraid to ask them if they would be willing to walk through this process with you. Finally, you must decide to act upon the information you have learned. Start planning early. Take the SAT or ACT early. Apply to college early. Apply for financial aid and fill out the FAFSA early. You get the point. When it comes to the college process, early is good. You can consult the timeline found in this publication to help identify what should be done and when. You will also want to communicate with the colleges you are interested in. If possible, visit the campus and talk with the students, eat lunch in the dining hall, and perhaps spend the night in a residence hall. Look into programs designed to assist “first generation” college bound students. And if you find you have more questions, then keep asking. If you are a “first generation” student, then congratulations! Reading this publication shows that you are already taking the first steps in this process. Continue pressing forward. Your decisions today can change not only your future but the future of the generations that follow! Advice to Parents of First-Generation College Bound Students Parents, research shows that you are the most powerful influence on college and career decision making in your child’s life. That means you have the power! That may seem a bit intimidating if you didn’t finish college yourself. Don’t let that fact hinder your influence. Create an atmosphere in your home that is pro-college. Talk about the advantages of college. Did you know that the earning power of a college graduate is about one million dollars more over a working lifetime? Be pro-active in your child’s high school course selection. Attend meetings with guidance counselors. Foster a mind-set that asks “where are you going to college?” not “are going to college?” And by all means, ask questions yourself. You may even be asking now “how can I afford college?” The price tag of college can appear expensive. It does cost, but the truth is, if your child wants to go to college there are financial resources to help. This includes aid specifically designed to help “first generation” students. So don’t let financial worries change your child’s future. You are your child’s best advocate and guide. And you can impact a whole generation by guiding your student to stay the course. Kim Sanders is a Career and College Specialist at Richland Northeast High School, a National Blue Ribbon School in Columbia, South Carolina that serves many “first generation” college-bound students. She has presented on Navigating the College Process to audiences throughout the state. 38 www.andersonuniversity.edu our undergraduate academic programs College of Arts and Sciences Bachelor of Arts Communication, with concentrations in • Digital Media • Public Relations English, with concentrations in • Creative Writing • Literature History Humanities and the Law (Pre-Law) Psychology Spanish College of EDUCATION (Cont.) 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