College + Training

New Orleans
One key to choosing the college that’s right for you is exploring the new city you’ll be living in. Every college town has a different vibe, and let’s face it, Louisiana thrives on variety! Here’s a look at the culture and attractions in some of Louisiana's...
Louisiana TOPS Program
What is TOPS? The Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) is a program of state scholarships for Louisiana residents. It is one of the most innovative and progressive state student assistance programs in the nation.  What if I get other...
When hunting for scholarships, colleges are your best source for financial assistance, awarding merit- and need-based aid. Never exclude a college from your list of choices just because of its sticker price. Financial aid officers are dedicated to helping...
Many students (or their parents) need to borrow some money to complete their financial aid packages.  The fact is, the basic TOPS award only covers tuition and some fees. Most colleges and universities have additional fees not covered by TOPS that could...
Editor's note: This column was provided by Rebecca Daughtry, a college and career coach, program specialist and self-professed financial aid nerd for Career Compass.  One of the things I hear most in my work as a college and career coach is the...
The McNeese State University Department of Health and Human Performance is prepared for changes as construction is underway for the new Health and Human Performance Education Complex.  Dr. Michael Soileau, the head of the department, is thrilled to see...
Wesley Norwood
Like many seniors, Wesley Norwood had no clue what he wanted to do after high school. So the West Feliciana graduate attended the school of life for a while. At first, the Tunica native worked at nearby Angola, the state penitentiary. That wasn’t his...
“College” may not be what you think it is. When your teachers, counselors and, yes, this magazine, tell you how important it is to go to college, we’re not just talking about moving into a dorm room and starting on-campus life at a four-year university...
Dec. 15 LEAP 2025/End-of-Course (EOC) Testing: Algebra I, English I, English II, Geometry, Biology, English III, U.S. History   March 20 ACT for Grade 11 (paper-based test)   March 20-29 ACT for Grade 11 (computer-based test)   April 23...
College and Training
There’s no doubt about it: The process of planning for college and other types of postsecondary training can be CONFUSING! But it should be part of every junior’s and senior’s life—along with tacos, football, friends, concerts and English class, of course....