Tuition for 2018-19 is $88 a credit for Nebraska residents and $132 for nonresident students. All students pay $12 a credit in student fees. For more information, go to www.cccneb.edu/CollegeCosts.
Financial Aid and Scholarships Central Community College offers a variety of opportunities to help qualified students pay for their education. In recent years, some 3,500 CCC students received more than $14 million in financial aid for an average award of $4,076. Nearly $3 million in institutional and privately funded scholarships were awarded. For more information, go to www.cccneb.edu/admissions-aid/financialaid.
COLLEGE BOUND Housing and Room and Board The college has residence halls on the Columbus and Hastings campuses. Double-triple occupancy room and board rates for 2018-19 are $3,311 a semester for 14 meals a week and $3,600 a semester for 19 meals a week. Housing on the Grand Island Campus is available in a privately owned apartment building. For more information about housing, go to www.cccneb.edu/Housing. Admissions Admission to CCC is an open to people 16 or older who are not enrolled in high school and who can demonstrate the ability to benefit from a program of study. For more information on admissions requirements, procedures, and application, go to www.cccneb.edu/ admissions-aid.
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Eastern Wyoming College ... a great decision Torrington, Wyo. — Embracing its distinctive culture and heritage, Eastern Wyoming College offers a pathway to success through education, strengthened by a caring, involved faculty and staff, and programs enriched by academic excellence and real-world experience. O ve r 4 0 a c a d em ic transfer programs are ava ilable. Education, Social Science, Accounting and Business are some of the traditional offerings. Excellent specialties such as Agriculture, Criminal Justice, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Pre-Professional offerings like Pre-Nursing, Pre-Pharmacy, PreDentistr y, P re-A llied Health, and Pre-Veterinary Medicine are also very popular. Students enrolled in the technical programs benefit from qualified instructors with many years of exper iences. Some of the technical prog rams of fered are Barber ing, Cosmetology, Machine Tooling, Veterinary Technology, and Welding. A complete listing of all programs ava ilable at East er n Wyoming College can be found on the website at ewc.wy.edu. A new g unsmithing program will be offered on the Douglas Campus beg inning Fall 2019. EWC is also excited to share the expansion of the successful, nationally accredited Associate Degree in Nursing program offered at the Douglas Campus. Applications are current being accepted for an expanded evening program in Douglas and a new evening program at the Tor-
offers a complete range of general education courses online as well. There are a variety of programs available completely online. EWC has also seen tremendous growth in workforce development. Several customized trainings have been developed for businesses and companies throughout the region. Students needing additional educational support will find a full range of beginning math, reading, and writing courses. The Student Success Center provides an excellent tutoring program that allows students to receive one-on-one help during both day and evening hours. The college also has a tutoring program available for online students. The cost of obtaining
a degree at EWC is very affordable. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Nebraska residents may receive in-state tuition by qualifying for a Border Scholarship. A variety of athletics and activities are offered at EWC. Athletic programs include men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, golf, and rodeo. There are also a variety of intramural activities offered each semester. Eastern Wyoming College belongs to the Wyoming Community College Athletic Conference, the National Junior College Athletic Association, and the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. The college also has Livestock Judging and Showing programs. Students interested in
finding out more about E WC or wa nt i n g t o schedule a campus tour can contact Zach Smith, Enrollment Management Director at 866-327-8996, ext. 8232, zach.smith@ ewc.wy.edu or Leann Mattis, Admissions Representative at 866-327-8996, ext. 8237, leann.mattis@ ewc.wy.edu. This will give students the opportunity to see what college life if really about! EWC has built a reputation by offering the kinds of courses students are interested in, and by showing a caring attitude that make education a pleasant, personal, and satisfying experience. College does not have to be far away and expensive to be excellent. EWC has built a college students are proud to attend.
rington Campus Officials at EWC have worked very hard with the instructors and with area colleges and universities to make sure student credits will transfer with ease. EWC has 2+2 agreements with the University of Wyoming for several programs. Articulation agreements are also in place with Chadron State College, Black Hills State University, University of Phoenix, Valley City State University, and others. These agreements allow students earning an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree at EWC to enter the college of choice at the junior level. That helps save time and money for students continuing their education. Students leave EWC
prepared whether for a technical job or transferring to another college or university. Our technical students are ready for jobs and are more than ready for the State and National Exams included in their area of study. EWC students score well above the national average on the State Board of Cosmetology Exam. EWC g raduates have transferred and gone on to be Dentists, Vets, Physician Assistants, successful Business men and women, Nurses, Teachers, and so much more. The expansion of online class offerings and new hybrid course offerings have allowed more and more students the opportunity to take classes when it is convenient for them. The college also
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Summit Christian College offers affordable, Bible-focused education GERING — Summit Christian College in Gering, Nebraska, has the distinction of providing a high-quality and sharply focused education to students preparing for work in ministry, missions, or Bible education. Established in 1951 as Platte Valley Bible College in Scottsbluff, SCC now offers five areas of instruction through its on-campus and on-line courses. Students can pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, Bachelor of Science in Ministry Studies, Bachelor of Science in Ministry Studies, Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies, and a Certificate in Christian Foundations. SCC also offers a series of free short seminars throughout the semester on various Christian education and leadership topics. SCC’s courses are open to all, enabling anyone to strengthen their knowledge of the Bible, Christian history, archaeology, education, and basic principles of Christian leadership to use personally and professionally, in church and para-church settings. Many courses are easily accessible through night courses or the college’s online learning option, Summit Bridge. SCC’s online presence is also an important tool for anyone who needs continuing education credits or who has an associates degree from any college and would like to pursue a bachelor’s degree in several areas of emphasis. In addition to its reputation for producing well-prepared graduates, SCC also has the distinction of being in the top five among the most affordable small private colleges and Christ/Bible colleges in the nation. These rankings, made by AffordableColleges.com, cite SCC’s low tuition, low student debt and low student-to-fac-
ulty ratio. All of these add up to a high student success rate at SCC without the high price tag. A full-time student at SCC taking 30 credit hours and living on campus with a roommate will pay approximately $8,150 per year. This does not include a food plan fee as SCC students provide their own meals. All first-year, full-time SCC students are eligible for scholarships and Financial Student Aid, including Pell Grants. SCC is also noted for its high-quality instruction. According to College President David Parrish, there are more than 50 years of direct cross-cultural experience represented on campus and well over 75 years of combined teaching experience. This is extraordinary when considering the college’s size. “All of our professors have great quality field experience, having served on missions boards, as pastors, in foreign mission fields or even as Bible translators. They bring quality field experience that our students can rely on,” Parrish said. “Students have told me that they believe that what the professors are teaching is credible because their experience and effectiveness in ministry makes what they teach very practical.” Fall 2019 semester classes begin on Aug. 19, 2019. Summit Christian College is located at 2025 21st Street, near the intersection of U Street and Five Rocks Road, in Gering. For more information or to enroll, visit the college’s website at www.summitcc.net, email Recruitment Director Emilie Yates at email@example.com or call (308) 632-6933.
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Chadron State College committed to access and affordability CHADRON — For more than a century, Chadron State College has helped exceptional students build their futures and soar in their careers. Chadron State College, which was founded in 1911, is the only four-year, regionally-accredited college in the western half of Nebraska. As a public institution with its roots in teacher education, Chadron State takes pride in its accessibility and affordability. Chadron State and its curriculum has grown to offer programs and courses in 52 majors and endorsements and eight master’s degree programs. Chadron State is located in the scenic Pine Ridge of northwest Nebraska and the 281-acre campus is nestled next to the Nebraska National Forest, where outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound. Dawes County has been selected as one of the nation’s top 100 counties in which to live and the campus is located just one hour’s drive south of one of America’s most famous landmarks, Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The campus includes 28 buildings, five of which are listed in the National Register of Historic
Receive your higher education at Central Community College Places. The facilities are continually being upgraded to provide state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories, living spaces and offices. Wireless internet access is available throughout campus. In addition to CSC’s full complement of course offerings in the traditional classroom setting, the college has become a major provider of online courses and degrees. Various agencies regularly list CSC among the best institutions for an affordable online education. CSC offers 10 bachelor’s degrees
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Mike Leite, professor of physical and life sciences, works with a geoscience class during a field exercise in the hills near the Chadron State College campus.
and four master’s degrees entirely online. The online degree offerings include the Master of Business Administration, Master of Organizational Management, Master of Arts in Education and Master of Education. The bachelor’s degree options and endorsements offered online include studies in accounting, business management, special education, interdisciplinary studies, business information systems, marketing, mathematics, technical occupations and psychology. In addition, partial online programs are offered in counseling, and family and consumer sciences. An abundance of cultural opportunities exist in student productions and concerts and presentations by nationally and internationally known performers, artists and experts. Chadron State students cheer on the Eagles, who compete in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference of NCAA Division II. The college has open admissions, meaning applications for admission are accepted from anyone who has graduated from high school or received an equivalent diploma.
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Personalized Attention A 13-to-1 student-tofaculty ratio means personalized attention from instructors. More than 70 academic advisers offer students customized study plans to support them every step of the way.
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C e n t r a l C o m mu n it y College has campuses in Columbus, Grand Island and Hastings and centers in Holdrege, Kearney and L exing ton. The college offers courses in more than 90 communities in the area. Check out the CCC website at www.cccneb.edu. Call any of our locations at 877-2220780.
Academic Transfer Education The academic transfer program provides the first two years of a bachelor’s degree and includes courses in 25 subject matter areas. CCC is one of 28 two- and four-year colleges that have signed the Nebraska Transfer Initiative, which guarantees transfer of credits in core classes. CCC also has individual credit transfer agreements with numerous colleges and universities. For details, go to www. cccneb.edu/Transfer. Academic transfer graduates receive either an associate of arts or associate of science degree, depending on their area of interest. Career and Technical Education
More than 30 career and technical education programs prepare students to begin their careers upon graduating from CCC after two years of study or less. Depending on the program, students can earn a twoyear associate of applied science degree, a one-year diploma or a certificate. For more information about academic transfer and career and technical programs, go to www.cccneb. edu/programlist.
Online Classes Associate of arts and associate of science degrees and more than 250 courses are available online. To see what’s available, go to www. cccneb.edu/educationalopportunities/centralonline. Internships Students can apply what they learn in the classroom, enhance their education and gain valuable work experience through a Cooperative Education internship. Learn more at www.cccneb. edu/Internships. Cost See CCC, 11
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How college students can cut living expenses The cost of college tuition is a concern for many college-bound students and their families. The cost of a college education continues to rise, but itÕs not just tuition and room and board that students and their families must account for. College students may underestimate cost-of-living expenses when planning their school-year budgets. But such expenses can be substantial, catching even the most well-prepared students off guard. Fortunately, there are several ways for college students to save money on living expenses and still make the most of their time on campus. n Venture off campus. Towns that rely heavily on colleges or universities to support their economies typically offer great deals to students willing to venture off campus. Local businesses, including bars, restaurants and entertainment venues like mini golf facilities or bowling alleys, may offer student discounts to entice kids to leave campus. Students can take advantage of these offerings to save on food and entertainment, which tend to be among the more pricey cost-ofliving expenses college students contend with. n Buy secondhand furnishings. College students living in their own apartments or dorm rooms may not have the financial resources to purchase new furniture. Rather than purchasing brand new items they are likely to discard after moving out or graduating, college students can purchase secondhand items from local thrift
stores or used furniture retailers that offer sturdy furnishings at low prices. n Become a resident advisor. Resident advisors, often referred to as ÒR.A.Õs,Ó typically receive free or reduced room and board in exchange for living in the dorms and monitoring the floors they live on. Competition to be an R.A. can be competitive, but students who become R.A.Õs can save thousands of dollars on room and board costs over the course of their time at school. n Make your own meals. Meal plans may be ideal for college students during their freshmen years, when students may still be adjusting to campus life. But older college students can skip the meal plan in favor of preparing their own meals. Doing so can save students substantial amounts of money, and some students may even prefer the variety available at the local grocery store over the more limited offerings available at dining halls or other campus eateries. n Move off campus. Some schools do not permit freshmen and sophomores to live off-campus, but older students may find that private housing is more affordable than on-campus apartments or dormitories. Students eligible to live in off-campus housing can contact local real estate agents to get a feel for the offcampus housing market before making a final decision. Cost-of-living expenses at colleges and universities can be considerable, but savvy students can find various ways to save money.
Advances in Technology WNCC is proud to be a leader in the region for cutting-edge technologies including an Anatom a g e Ta ble , wh ic h provides 3D anatomy visualization in a touchsc r e en for m at . O u r partnership with the University of Nebraska Medical Center gives students the ability to use the iWall MultiTaction screen, which allows campus-to-campus collaboration and learning, thereby easing the distance-learning gap. In fact, WNCC is the first community col-
Affordability W NCC is a sma r t investment for the first two years of a student’s degree path, paying a fraction of the tuition university students pay. Plus, financial aid is available for those who qualify. Flexibility Not only does WNCC
serve students interested in earning an associate degree or planning to transfer to a four-year university, the College also offers evening and online classes for adult and working students balancing school with family or career obligations.
Traditional College Elements Just like traditional four-year universities, WNCC offers extracurricular activities that pr omot e r e c r e at ion , culture, leadership, and hands-on experiences. Students find their fun at WNCC through clubs, intramurals, performing arts events, cheering on the Cougars, and creating lasting memories with new friends.
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What to know about scholarships By EducationQuest Foundation
Most scholarships are based on academics, but others are based on commu n ity ser v ice, school involvement, or talent. Some are based on financial need as determined by the resu lts of you r FAFSA. Here’s where you can find scholarships: • ScholarshipQuest at EducationQuest.org houses over 2,000 Nebraskabased scholarships. After you create a profile, you’ll be matched with scholarships that fit your criteria. • You r s c ho ol c ou nselor’s office. Visit regularly to check on local and national awards. • The college you plan to attend. Contact the school for a list of scholarships they provide and application procedures.
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• Other resources could include your coach, clubs and organizations, and your parents’ employers and civic organizations. Fol low t hese t ips t o increase your chances of earning scholarships:
• Organize scholarships in deadline order and set aside time each week to work on them. • Focus on college-based and local scholarships. You’re more likely to earn them over large national
awards. • On the application, list your activities, awards, honors classes and volunteer or paid jobs. Track them using the Activities R esu me at Educ at ionQuest.org. • Earn the best possible ACT/SAT scores by taking the exams in the spring of your junior year and again in the fall of your senior year. • I f a n ap pl ic a t io n requires a letter of recommendation, g ive the person writing the letter plenty of notice, a specific deadline, and a list of your accomplishments and activities. • After writing an essay, ask an English teacher to review it. • Don’t ever pay for scholarship services! Talk to your school counselor or contact EducationQuest about free resources.
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EducationQuest Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides free college planning services and resources for Nebraska students. At our locations in Scottsbluff, Kearney, Lincoln, and Omaha, students and families can get help finding the right college, learning how to pay for college, completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and understanding student loans. You’ll also find free tools at EducationQuest.org: • College Timeline walks you through steps you need to take to get to college. • College Profiles provides information about colleges in Nebraska and across the country. • ScholarshipQuest has over 2,000 Nebraska-based scholarships. • Activities Resume tracks your extracurricular activities and part-time jobs. • FAFSA Tools simplify the financial aid application process. To make an appointment for free help at the Scottsbluff location, call 800.303.3745, ext. 6654.
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WNCC offers affordable, convenient option T here is something for everyone at Western Nebraska Community College. Interested in earning an associate degree or wanting to get started on a four-year program? W NCC prov ides a n affordable option for the first two years of your educational journey and has partnerships with many four-year colleges in the region to make transferring a breeze. Need additional training or updated certification for your career? WNCC serves many students who are looking to advance their profession, or those who need training to enter the workforce right away. L o ok i n g for a new career in a high-demand field? WNCC can help
t her e, t o o! M a ny of W NCC ’s prog rams of study were created with the regional workforce in mind. W NCC w ill help align your interests with a program that will propel you toward a new, exciting career. W it h c a mpu s e s i n Scottsbluff, Sidney, and A llia nce, a nd cou rse offerings online and in the evening, WNCC is a f lexible and convenient way to fill your educational needs. Through passionate faculty and a variety of programs of study, WNCC provides a quality education that fits your schedule and budget. For more information, please visit wncc. edu or call 800-348-4435.
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With more than 70 diploma, degree, and certificate options and regularly added in-demand programs like Applied Agriculture, Medical Lab Technology, and Pharmacy Technician, WNCC has a path for everyone.
A Growing Future WNCC is on track to open its $17.3 million dol la r renovat ion on the Scottsblu f f Ca mpus later this year. The renovations include the creation of the Howard Olsen Student Success Center, which serves as a one-stop shop for student services with financial aid, counseling, and advising; a new Learning Commons that gives students a place to gather and collaborate in a comfortable and flexible envi-
ronment; a new bookstore and café; and finally, the Platte Valley Companies
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NCTA: Aggies feature small campus, big impact CURTIS — Students at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture have a unique college experience at the rural campus in southwestern Nebraska. The NCTA Aggie students from the Wyo-Braska region say it’s a great “home-away-from-home” for studies in agronomy, livestock management, veterinary technology and agribusiness and more. Ask Logan Van Anne, an animal science major from Gering. He is a resident assistant again this semester at NCTA, leading students in student housing and earning a paycheck for his room and board. He likes the small town feel, with in-depth studies with the NCTA cow herd. Or, Lexi Olsen, a Hemingford native who concentrated her NCTA studies for a
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two-year associate degree focused on health programs for small and exotic animals. In December, Lexi earned her bachelor’s degree in veterinary technology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Newer degrees and certificate programs at NCTA include equine management, welding, agricultural
mechanics, irrigation technology, poultry management, dairy science, and ag chemical application. Students also can take online studies and dual credit courses through their high schools, earning college credits before stepping foot on campus as an Aggie. High quality, low cost academics at a one-tuition
rate of $131.50 for both resident and non-resident students has drawn Aggies from across the U.S. Last fall, enrollment reached a 23-year high at the awardwinning campus. “NCTA continues to excel at its unique mission within the University of Nebraska as an open access, two-year institution committed to providing career readiness and workforce development for Nebraska’s agricultural industries,” says NCTA Dean Ron Rosati, Ph.D. “Five-year trends show that NCTA has emerged as a national leader at accomplishing its welldefined mission,” Rosati notes. Metrics tell the story of NCTA’s growth in enrollment and academic programs. NCTA is “all about student success,” he adds.
National rankings prove the point. In 2018, Forbes Magazine ranked NCTA as the #16 two-year trade school in the United States based on graduate success, affordability, completion success, and student experience. Using U.S. government data such as annual earnings, as reported in IPEDS and College Scorecard, Zippia.com ranked NCTA as the top two-year college in Nebraska for graduate earnings (2018 and 2017) and the #11 two-year college in the nation for graduate earnings (2017). Aggie students go to a national conference of agricultural colleges every April, competing in contests among other 2-year and 4-year colleges. The NCTA Aggies have been the #2 college the past two years in overall contests of
areas such as crops judging, agribusiness management, livestock evaluation, horticulture, quiz bowl and more. Popu la r academ ic enhancements also include collegiate teams for rodeo, stock dog, shooting sports, ranch horse and meats judging. Several Wyo-Braska graduates are in farm and ranch production, or careers in crops consulting, 4-H youth extension, and Ag Ed (FFA) teachers. NCTA students are now completing degrees at 4-year colleges, primarily at UNL. F i n a nc ia l a id a nd scholarships are based on FAFSA and online applications. It is best to apply by March 1 for these considerations. See ncta. unl.edu for details, or call 1-800-3CURTIS.
BIG IMPACT. Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, a nationally ranked two-year college, prepares students to be entrepreneurs in agriculture industries through high academic quality, affordability and guarantee of career success for graduates. Learn more about why we were recently named #1 in career outcomes: ncta.unl.edu
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