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Online vs. Traditional: What to Expect From an Online Bachelor's Degree Program December 04, 2017

The bachelor’s degree is an academic degree conferred to students who complete accredited undergraduate programs. The average bachelor’s program takes four years to complete, although completion times range from three to seven years, depending on program-specific demands, as well as whether the student is enrolled part- or full-time.

Study Tips for College Students with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia December 04, 2017

More than 4 million Americans reported having learning disabilities in the 2010 census, and yet only 24 percent of young adults with the diagnosis inform their college or university about their special needs.

COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY FOR MINORITY STUDENTS: SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS, & MORE September 01, 2017

College affordability is a matter in question for the majority of college students of all races and ethnicities. For many applicants, scholarships can help to offset education costs and may even supplement other forms of financial aid. Minority scholarships, in particular, can help level the playing field for minority groups underrepresented in U.S. colleges and universities.

New Grants June 01, 2017

The nonprofit group Demos reported that there is currently $1.2 trillion in outstanding student loan debt, with 49 states spending less on student education than they did before the recession. As student debt continues to rise, it’s important to understand how our once debt-free system of public education has been transformed into a system where seven out of 10 students now borrow.



Proctor and Gamble Scholarship June 01, 2017

2017 UNCF Procter & Gamble Scholarship is available for U.S. Citizen, U.S. national or permanent residents who are enrolled in high school senior, a college freshman, college sophomore, college junior, and college senior, college 5th-year senior.

PACER Launches New Online Resource For Educators Working with Culturally Diverse Families July 25, 2016

Educators and school administrators can find tips and tools for engaging families from diverse cultures.

NDEAM 2016 Posters Now Available July 25, 2016

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is just three months away, and there’s no better time than now to start planning NDEAM festivities centered around the 2016 theme: #InclusionWorks.

SEC Job Fair and Networking Event for Individuals with Disabilities July 25, 2016

Individuals with disabilities interested in federal employment in the securities regulation and enforcement arena are invited to a U.S.

Viscardi Achievement Awards Open for Nominations July 25, 2016

The Viscardi Center is now accepting nominations for th

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Information July 25, 2016

The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) has posted several new items related to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

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2015-2016 Planning Ahead: Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities

September 24, 2015

While education beyond high school in the United States is optional, it has b