Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tuition rises, but so does value of degree

DSC_6442     As expected, WSU tuition is going up due to a big cut in state support. Here’s a link to the new rates.
     The good news is there are lots of financial aid options, plus WSU has a great financial aid staff to help students find the funding package they need.
     The other good news is that college degrees are getting more and more valuable. This is from an excellent article in last Sunday’s New York Times:
     “Three decades ago, full-time workers with a bachelor’s degree made 40 percent more than those with only a high-school diploma. Last year, the gap reached 83 percent. College graduates, though hardly immune from the downturn, are also far less likely to be unemployed than non-graduates.”

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

4-H kids load up on knowledge

Sorada ValenciaWSU Online is part of the WSU unit called the Center for Distance and Professional Education. That unit also includes Conference Management, which kept things running smoothly for 400 teenagers and 100 adults during a three-day 4-H conference.

Honor rolls released. The Spring 2011 honor rolls are now available at this link.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Meet the new ASWSU-Online president

joseph nuttingWSU Online’s student government has launched a blog, and the most recent posts feature an introduction to new President Joseph Nutting, and a message from outgoing President Larry Lawrence. Check out the CyberCoug.

The student government funds scholarships, organizes social events, and generally works to make life better for WSU Online students. For more information, go to the ASWSU-Online page.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Not a student yet? Better read this

After last week's approval of the "gainful employment" rules meant to protect students, WSU Online Executive Director David Cillay suggested that prospective students also need to look out for themselves. How do you compare online programs? With this top 10 list.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

New private scholarships available

Money on clothespinThe Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship is offering two awards of $2,500 each. Applications are due by July 29.

WSU also maintains a list of private/donor scholarships, and several new options have been recently added.