Plan for College

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I am College-Ready  Student Stories

Hear about challenges that students overcame to go to college

While most students experience obstacles when it comes to paying for college, others encounter additional challenges to enrollment and successful completion of a higher education. Listen to what these students have to say about paying for college and other factors they overcame to become "college ready."

Click on a student's name or picture to view their video:

Andrea
Andrea
was the first in her family to attend college.

Erica
Erica
didn’t receive an expected athletic scholarship.

Jessica
Jessica
had difficulty during the processes of selecting a college and comparing financial aid award letters.

Jessica
Jessica's
health issues influenced her educational and career choice.

Lina
Lina
used her high school counselor as a resource and dealt with a tragedy during her first year in college.

Marcos
Marcos
had to drop out of college to help his family, but was able to go back to finish his program.

Michelle
Michelle
had difficulty deciding on a major and becoming active on campus.

Tiago
Tiago
overcame early mistakes and difficulty functioning on a small campus.

Cory
Cory
had to learn good study habits in order to succeed in college.

Daniel
Daniel
started a new college-going family tradition.



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