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Financial Aid Made Easy - Advice for First-time Students

Posted by Janice Dominguez on Dec 1, 2016 9:33:17 AM


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Topics: Financial Aid, Advice from Admissions

Simple Steps to Academic Success

Posted by Janice Dominguez on Nov 15, 2016 1:53:57 PM

No matter what age you are, if you took a moment to think back on your life, years of memories of school would flash before your eyes. From preschool through high school and for many, college, one could say that we all know how to be a student, right? Well unfortunately, that is not necessarily true. Many students struggle to make that transition into college, and the struggle can continue throughout an entire undergraduate career.

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Topics: The College Search

A Few Tips for Student Veteran Success

Posted by Jennifer Reed on Nov 11, 2016 10:04:28 AM

Walking onto a college campus after leaving the military can be a disorienting experience for student veterans. While the environment is clearly new, navigating the world of higher education doesn’t have to be daunting. With a bit of preliminary homework, you’ll be surprised how easily you can find the place that’s the right fit for your educational goals.

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A FAFSA FYI: What You Should Know Before Applying for Student Aid

Posted by Christopher LeBlanc on Jun 28, 2016 3:15:07 PM

With the June 30 deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) quickly approaching, time is running out for students who need financial help for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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Topics: Boston Campus, Boston Student Experience, Boston DAPS, Financial Aid, Day Student Posts

No Rest for the Winner: 5 Ways to Make Your Summer Break Work for You

Posted by Christopher LeBlanc on Jun 21, 2016 1:03:42 PM

Now that summer has officially begun, many college students are using the semester break for some much needed R&R.

While there is nothing wrong with taking a break after a taxing semester, you could use some of that down time to get a jump-start on your career, or your studies, while your peers are idle.

Here are 5 ways you can make your summer break work for you.

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Topics: Boston Campus, Boston Student Experience, Boston DAPS, Day Student Posts

Self-serving Service: 5 Reasons Volunteering in College Helps You

Posted by Christopher LeBlanc on Dec 16, 2015 10:02:46 AM

College students, especially those with jobs or families, have to prioritize their precious time. Even during winter break time has to be neatly separated among family, friends, work, and preparing for the inevitable first day of the next semester.

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Because time is at a premium, it’s okay to think pragmatically about how volunteering can help you while you help others during the season of giving.

To help gently nudge you in the direction of volunteering during your winter break, here are five ways volunteerism helps college students.

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Topics: Boston Campus, Boston Student Experience, Boston DAPS, Day Student Posts

My Fashionable Christmas List

Posted by Krystal Leary on Dec 8, 2015 11:25:57 AM



It is the time of the year again to start thinking about what gifts to buy.

Whether you are searching for the right gift to give that fashion forward person in your life, or you are that fashionista seeking to create your own trend setting Christmas wish list, here are a few must-have ideas for this season.

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Topics: Boston Campus, Fashion, Day Student Posts

Fall Fashion: Look Hot While You Stay Warm

Posted by Krystal Leary on Dec 8, 2015 11:03:04 AM


Now that cooler weather has arrived, you’re going to need to tweak your wardrobe. But there’s no reason you can’t look cool while keeping warm.

Here are a few fashion must-haves for the fall season.

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Topics: Boston Campus, Fashion, Day Student Posts

Reggio Emilia: Lessons in Early Childhood Education

Posted by Linda Small on Nov 19, 2015 3:10:30 PM


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We stood among the midday bustle of Piazza Prampolini.

As I soaked in the sights and sounds of small-town, Italy, a thought occurred to me.

This place--Reggio Emilia--and its people paved the way for us, as education professionals, to do what we do. Its school is the genesis of the approach that changed the way the world sees early childhood education.

During a trip to Italy this summer, a group of Fisher College faculty, myself included, and students made a trip to village near the northern Italian city of Bologna.

The trip gave the students firsthand experience at the source of one of the most popular modern early childhood education approaches.

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Topics: Boston Campus, Early Childhood Education, Day Student Posts

Spring Forward: Lessons from Fashion Week

Posted by Krystal Leary on Sep 29, 2015 4:17:55 PM


Those of you who were lucky enough to attend New York City’s Spring Fashion Week, may have already noticed that there was a prevailing theme of casual bohemian inspired looks.

For the rest of us who live to keep up with the latest fashions, here's a look at a few of the trends that will help you to stay fashion forward in Spring 2016. 

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Topics: Boston Campus, Fashion, Day Student Posts

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Division of Accelerated & Professional Studies

Fisher College first opened its doors in 1903 in the predominantly working-class city of Somerville, Massachusetts, just two miles north of Boston. The school was founded on the belief that the immigrants of that city should have an opportunity to advance beyond unskilled labor jobs.

The Division of Accelerated and Professional Studies was established in 1975 to serve the adult population of Eastern Massachusetts, with branch locations in:

  • Boston
  • Brockton
  • North Attleborough
  • New Bedford

The Fisher Online division began in 1998, and currently serves students from all over the United States and around the world.

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