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Counselor Connection April 2018

Make college more affordable by saving on intangible costs When it comes to comparing the costs of various colleges, remember that on the broadest level, costs can be tangible or intangible. To save money, follow these tips. Tangible costs include tuition and fees and room and board. Intangible costs include everything else: textbooks and supplies; computers; and personal items, such as shampoo, clothes, entertainment, laundry and other expenses.

Program seeks applicants for student environmental leadership awards

Students can sometimes save a lot of money by controlling the costs of their lifestyle. That doesn’t mean skimping on shampoo, soap, food and clean clothes. But they can cut costs by finding sales or using coupons. They should always be looking for buy one, get one free deals.

The Brower Youth Awards is now seeking applicants for 2018. The awards recognize the work of six young leaders making strides in the environmental movement.

Students can also save quite a bit of money by cutting back on treats such as entertainment and dining out. Doing those things less often will make them even more special when students do treat themselves.

Six students will receive $3,000, a professionally produced short film about their work and a flight with accommodations for a week-long trip to the San Francisco Bay area. The trip will include coaching, leadership activities, access to mentors and media engagements.

Remember: The less students spend on the intangibles, the less they’ll have to take out in student loans. That means that after they graduate, they can afford more of the things they enjoy.

Students age 13–22 living in North America are eligible to apply before the May 20 deadline. For more details, please visit the contest website at


April 2018 al cc  
April 2018 al cc