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What you need to know about the 2017-2018 FAFSA

Posted by Jamie Grant on 4/6/17 9:59 AM

With spring semester flying by and summer quickly approaching, you have a dozen things on your mind. Where will you go on vacation? Who will you hang out with? Will you get a summer job? With so much to plan, the upcoming fall semester is probably the last thing you want on your mind.

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Topics: FInancial Aid

4 ways Silver Lake College makes the transfer process easy for students at all levels

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

The decision to transfer to a different university is an important one. No matter what your reasons are for changing schools, you’ll be encouraged to know that transferring to Silver Lake College is easier than you might think.

To help you along in the application process, we’ve come up with four ways we make the application process easy if you want to transfer to Silver Lake College!

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Topics: Transfer/Accelerated Degree

Work-study vs. work college: What’s the difference?

Posted by Jamie Grant on 3/23/17 12:38 PM

It’s hard not to think about the high cost of tuition and wonder how you’re going to pay for college. The financial aid process can be dizzying with its grants, scholarships, private loans, part-time employment and awards — the list seems endless.

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Topics: Work College

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

4 reasons to complete your BSN now

Posted by Brianna Neuser on 3/2/17 9:47 AM

There are a lot of great reasons to become a nurse: You help others in need. You know you want to make a lasting difference in people’s lives. You feel that nursing is not just a profession but a calling. Maybe you’ve already completed your associate’s degree in nursing, and while you’re still finding your role as a nurse fulfilling, you’re also considering reasons why you should go on to complete your four-year nursing degree.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that there will be a need for an additional 1 million nurses by 2022 due to growth and replacement needs.

Note: Are you interested in learning more about SLC’s BSN Completion Program?  We invite you to visit our website and for additional information about  completing your  nursing degree.

Here are four reasons why you should consider a BSN completion program

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Topics: Nursing

Program map: Silver Lake College’s Art Program

Posted by Erin LaBonte on 2/23/17 7:30 AM

A degree in the arts is not only an effective way to contribute to the perennial human need for beauty, but it also can pave the way for a successful career in a variety of emerging job fields.

Note: If you’re interested in learning more about Silver Lake College’s art  department, along with the exhibits they host, be sure to visit our SIlver Lake  College Art Department  Facebook page.

Below, you’ll find out about our different art programs at Silver Lake College, as well as the different career options that come with an art degree.

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Topics: Arts & Sciences

What are the benefits of a master's degree in music education?

Posted by Rachel Ware Carlton on 2/17/17 11:46 AM

Graduate degrees are becoming increasingly popular — both for employers to require and for employees to pursue. But if you’re like most people, you’re wondering what kind of benefits come with the completion of an advanced degree.

Note: Are you struggling to find for your master’s degree in music education?  Check out Silver Lake’s 2-week, 4-summer program!

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Topics: Music Education

3 reasons to enroll in a 4-Year BSN program

Posted by Rachel Ware Carlton on 2/9/17 7:30 AM

As you may have already heard, Silver Lake College recently added a new four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program to its list of nursing program offerings. We’re excited about this new program for lots of reasons, not least of which is that we can offer an in-demand degree program to qualified candidates with no waiting list. Yes, you read that correctly!

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Topics: Nursing

5 Careers for People with a Graphic Design Degree

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

It’s no secret that graphic designers are in high demand these days: from freelance web design to designing major advertising campaigns for global corporations, it seems like the options are endless. We’ve compiled a shortlist of some of the most interesting career paths for graphic designers, which will help you get a better sense of what could await you after graduation, should you decide to pursue a degree in graphic design.

Note: If you’re interested in learning more about the art department at Silver  Lake College and the exhibits they host, check out our Silver Lake College Art  Department  Facebook page.

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Topics: Arts & Sciences

What Are Your Options for Work During College? Work College vs. Traditional Work Options for College Students

Posted by Jamie Grant on 1/26/17 7:30 AM

Having a part-time (or full-time) job while attending college is common for many students. Whether it’s bussing tables at a local restaurant between classes or stocking bookshelves at the campus library, having a job in college allows you to earn money and gain experience while in school.

You know you want a job when you go to college, but with so many options, you are unsure which is the best fit for you. Should you go with a part-time work study job, a full-time job alongside evening class, or a part-time job and regular class schedule?

But there’s another option for students who want to boost their resume and help pay tuition while going to school — attending a college where students work alongside faculty and staff. This is known as a work college.

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Topics: Work 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 Silver Lake 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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