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Holy Family College Blog

Jamie Grant

Jamie Grant is the Executive Director of Enrollment Management at Silver Lake College.


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3 Reasons to File Your FAFSA Applications Early

Posted by Jamie Grant on 7/3/19 7:28 AM

Scanning the cafeteria menu in the crowded line, Sarah overheard two fellow students talking about filling out financial aid forms for college. She wondered why the students were relieved to have the FAFSA application process completed so early. Wasn’t there plenty of time for filling out the college FAFSA forms? Sarah pulled out her phone and Googled Free Application For Federal Student Aid, in order to research the FAFSA application process with more scrutiny. Surprisingly, she discovered that there is not an unlimited supply of money for students seeking financial aid, the directives on the FAFSA website noted that there may be limited funds for a few Federal Student Aid programs. The key is to apply as soon as possible when trying to secure the best possible funding sources. Grateful for the time-sensitive discovery, Sarah filled out her FAFSA application with the help of her parents later that evening.

Now, Sarah’s story is only based on a true story, but what is entirely accurate is that often students (and their parents!) don't realize -- until it's too late -- the importance of submitting their FAFSA forms earlier than normal.

Note: Holy Family College knows that considering a higher education can be stressful and overwhelming. That’s why HFC has put together a College Admissions Resource Library to help answer some of your questions and concerns.

Here are three reasons to get ahead and file your FAFSA applications early:

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Topics: FInancial Aid

Ask a professor: Why the College's Graduate Education Program Might Be Right for You

Posted by Jamie Grant on 2/1/18 11:25 AM

Working as a teacher or administrator in a school setting can be very demanding. 

However, it’s important to find ways you can grow in your profession and role. Learning new knowledge and skills can be invigorating. One of the best ways to improve your performance and be able to give even more to your students is by investing time in a graduate degree in an education related field.

We reached out to Dr. Michael Dunlap, dean of Holy Family College’s School of Education, to get the full story on pursuing an advanced degree in education.

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Topics: Graduate School

What can I do with my bachelor of science degree? A look at HFC's Mathematics, Biology and IT programs

Posted by Jamie Grant on 6/16/17 12:00 PM

Graduates of Holy Family College are well prepared for the workplace through an integrated liberal arts curriculum that enhances their major and minor studies with foundational career skills like communication, group dynamics, critical thinking and problem solving. HFC’s focus on community ensures that students have the knowledge, tools and support to build a strong academic foundation and a pathway to success. Students in every degree program at Holy Family College have many opportunities for educational enhancement through co-curricular activities and student life activities.

Note: Are you interested in learning more about the Work College opportunity at Holy Family College — HFC Works? Visit our website and learn what HFC Works is all about!

Here’s a sampling of three of Holy Family College’s degrees along with what graduates can do with those degrees.

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Topics: Arts & Sciences

Attention aspiring HFC students! You’re invited to our Campus Preview Day

Posted by Jamie Grant on 5/11/17 7:30 AM

Nestled in the beautiful little city of Manitowoc, Wisconsin is Holy Family College, a Catholic university known for empowering students through quality liberal arts education and professional preparation.

Holy Family College offers more than 21 academic degrees for all types of students: Students hoping to work while in school (see Holy Family College’s Work College Model: HFC Works), transfer students, graduate students, and students looking to finish their four-year degrees in an accelerated format.

If you’re a current high school student or a prospective transfer student — or even if you’re just considering higher education — Holy Family College’s upcoming Campus Preview Day on Saturday, May 20 is a good opportunity for you!

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Topics: College Visits/Events

Breaking the Diversity Myth of Small Private Colleges in Wisconsin

Posted by Jamie Grant on 4/20/17 7:30 AM

“Diversity” isn’t the first word most people think of when they hear about small private colleges in Wisconsin, but Holy Family College is striving to break the stereotype of homogeneity on private college campuses.

At Holy Family College we intentionally seek out diversity as part of our Franciscan heritage and our mission. We believe that diversity is integral to the educational and developmental experience of our entire community.

Note: Are you interested in learning more about what it means to attend a work college? Check out our website and learn more about HFC’s Work College program — HFC Works.

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Topics: College Life

8 accelerated degrees to complete your bachelor's at Holy Family College

Posted by Jamie Grant on 4/13/17 9:41 AM

You’ve been told a million times about the value of a college degree. It can open doors to new careers, make you eligible for management-level positions and tap into your potential for increased lifetime earnings. ... We’re not here to dispute the value of a college education, but rather to point out that not all of us have the luxury of taking on a full-time course load to obtain that degree.

You’ve probably already realized this. You’re likely looking for a fresh and innovative take on higher education — for an option that will allow you to expedite your degree, but allow you the flexibility to maintain a career and your other commitments. This is why Holy Family College offers a variety of accelerated degree programs, specifically designed to help working students achieve academic and professional success.

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Topics: Transfer/Accelerated Degree

Thoughts and advice for new college students from Silver Lake College students

Posted by Jamie Grant on 3/16/17 7:30 AM

Silver Lake College is an academic institution dedicated to providing a sense of academic excellence and Franciscan values to its students. But for many students, Silver Lake College is much more than just an academic institution and is more like a home, a community and a place where students can exceed and grow to the best of their abilities.

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Topics: College Life

5 Careers for People with a Graphic Design Degree

Posted by Jamie Grant on 2/2/17 7:30 AM

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Topics: Arts & Sciences

Free Resource: Applying to College as an International Student

Posted by Jamie Grant on 8/18/16 10:30 AM

Applying to college is difficult enough without adding thousands of miles between you and your intended program. But attending an academic program in the U.S. holds a variety of educational opportunities — flexibility in coursework, cutting-edge technology, opportunities for research, campus-life experience and diversity.

For many, the application process is both long and hard. We've created this eBook to help make it easier for you — Applying to College as an International Student  -  click here to download this free resource to guide you through the international student college application process.

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Topics: International Students

3 Ways to Kickstart the Scholarship Application Process

Posted by Jamie Grant on 2/11/16 10:49 AM

It’s finally time: you’re thrilled to leave high school behind and dive into the exciting world of college life. In the midst of convincing your parents to let you keep the car and picking out new bedding for your dorm room, don’t forget to do your homework regarding your scholarship options.

Here are three ways to kick-start the scholarship application process.

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Topics: Applying to College

About This Blog

Deciding where, when and by what means to go to college can be a difficult decision process. We want to help! The Holy Family College Blog is intended to be a resource as you navigate these choices, from what type of school to choose to how to finance your education. Watch this space for helpful tips. 

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