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Christina Martin

Communications Manager, Fisher College

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A Simplified FAFSA: What Obama’s Proposed Changes Mean for Applicants

Posted by Christina Martin on Feb 27, 2015 2:50:00 PM

As anyone who has gone through the college application process is painfully aware, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is not only the portal through which students can access Uncle Sam’s $150 billion pot of available grants, loans, and work-study funds, many states, schools, and private scholarships require applicants to first submit the FAFSA to determine how much, if any, financial aid they may offer.


But, could the tiresome, tedious, but oh-so-financially-rewarding exercise of filling out the FAFSA be simplified?

Theoretically, yes. But the real-world answer is a bit complicated.

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Topics: Financial Aid, Day Student Posts

NAIA v NCAA: What’s the difference?

Posted by Christina Martin on Jan 22, 2015 2:57:00 PM

Does size really matter?

 For student-athletes navigating the maze of college options, school size matters a lot more than just how big your classes are and how many students are on campus.  School size also typically determines which athletic division a school falls in – which will directly impact the type of athletic experience you could have at that school.

And that’s why every student-athlete ought to know the difference between the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) before deciding which school they would like to attend. NCAA schools often fall on the larger end of the spectrum, at least when it comes to Division I athletics.  NCAA Division II and III and NAIA colleges and universities generally have much smaller student bodies.

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Topics: Boston Campus, Boston Student Experience, Athletics, 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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