Tag Archives: College

SDFCU: Personal Finance for College Students Webinar (June 25)

Please register for Personal Finance For College Students on Jun 25, 2014 12:00 PM EDT at:

Join us for this 30-45 minute webinar. The goal of the webinar is to give college students knowledge about basic financial issues, including building a budget, money management, checking and savings account management, using credit wisely, and handling bills responsibly. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

College. Wait, What Just Happened?

 kateBy Kate Romero

Hi kids! I know it’s been a while, but I keep running out of time to write every week. This has nothing to do with my new photo app that let’s me try out different hair colors without commitment.  It’s because they work my little fingers to the bone in the CLO office. Those diarista ads don’t write themselves, you know. Speaking of diaristas, mine quit on me last week. She’s been with me three years and she knows how I like my socks rolled instead of folded inside each other so they don’t get stretched out. Don’t judge. Being the positive person I am (shut up, you), I’m using this as an opportunity to whip my kids into shape in the event that Uncle Sam ever gives us an onward assignment and we can no longer afford household help. Considering that one of my kids complained about his underwear not being folded since our maid left, we have a long way to go. Continue reading

College Corner: FSYF Scholarship

Attention Foreign Service High School Seniors 

& Gap Year Students! 

 FSYF is accepting applications for the 2013 Academic Merit Award

Sponsored by GEICO


Awards: $4,000 (1st place)  & $2,000 (2nd place)

Eligibility: The award is open to high school seniors and gap year dependents of Foreign Service employees who will be attending college beginning in Fall 2013.

Deadline:  Submissions must arrive at the FSYF office no later than February 11, 2013. 

Instructions and Application Forms: 

Click Scholarship Instructions & Entry Form to download instructions, essay question and application forms. These forms can be found on our website www.fsyf.org/contestawards/contestsawards

Questions?  Contact us at fsyf@fsyf.org or call us at 703-731-2960

College Corner: How to Narrow Down the College Search

•To narrow down the number of schools on your college list (according to College Board there are 3,996 options in the US), determine whether an institution’s culture, curriculum, community, and conclusions inspire you take the next steps–further research, planning a visit, and eventually starting the school-specific application process.  Continue reading

College Corner: Applying to Colleges in the US

By Elisabeth O’Connell, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Admissions, University of Pennsylvania
Tips for Parents:
•Going to College is an important rite of passage in life.
•Support and encourage your son or daughter, celebrate each step but make sure the student is in the driver’s seat.
•The goal is to find the right fit in order for your son or daughter to maximize their potential and to be happy.
•The College Search is a two way proposition as colleges will choose the students we think are most likely to thrive and contribute. Continue reading

College Corner: Reading List for Parents

Recommended Reading for Parents of High Schoolers, compiled by Elisabeth O’Connell, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Admissions University of Pennsylvania
And One More Thing Before You Go 
Author: Maria Shriver
When Kids Go to College: A Parent’s Guide to Changing Relationships
Authors: Barbara M. Newman and Philip R. Newman

College Corner: Scholarships and Opportunities


2013 College Scholarship Award
for Foreign Service Youth
Attention Foreign Service High School Seniors
& Gap Year Students! Continue reading

College Corner: High School/College Resource

High School Parents:

Emily Dobson is EAB’s former college counselor and is now currently running her own business specializing in mock admissions for parents and students, diagnostic testing for ACTs and SATs and GRE/GMAT preparation.

She currently has a Facebook page and website with helpful information for high school students.

US College Tour Information 2013