Revamped Financial Aid section launched in Career Cruising Quad Cities Print
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Written by Kirk Marske   
Thursday, 10 October 2013 08:31

[Moline, Illinois] – Families and mentors of college-bound students using Career Cruising Quad Cities (CCQC) can now access a full range of Federal Student Aid information within the Career Cruising program.  The updated Financial Aid section of CCQC contains information to help individuals navigate the financial assistance options available to them for their post-secondary education.

In the section dedicated to financial aid, CCQC users can access resources, guides, and tutorials for the application process.  Information in the Financial Aid section includes:

·         Links to Federal Financial Aid websites

·         Videos detailing the financial aid process

·         Downloadable guides

·         Tips for every stage of the financial aid process

·         A glossary of important terms

Students can access Career Cruising Quad Cities’ Financial Aid section by logging in to www.CareerCruising.com using their school or individual user name and password.

The Career Cruising program also features a Financial Aid Selector tool.  Users input information about their personal background, academic history, career and college interests, along with details such as work and volunteer experience to produce a list of financial aid options matching their profile.  The results identify the highest probability resources for the student based on the information provided during the survey.

Career Cruising Quad Cities serves more than 20,000 students (grades 6-12) in 50 schools throughout the Quad City area.  To see which schools are enrolled in Career Cruising Quad Cities, click on the CCQC Schools link on the Students page of www.CareerCruisingQuadCities.org.

CCQC is administered by Junior Achievement of the Heartland in partnership with The Moline Foundation.

About Junior Achievement (JA)

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches four million students per year in more than 120 markets across the United States, with an additional six million students served by operations in 119 other countries worldwide. Visit www.ja.org for more information.

Locally, Junior Achievement of the Heartland serves 24 counties in eastern Iowa, western Illinois and Grant County in Wisconsin. Approximately 55,000 kindergarten through high school students benefit from JA programs each year.   Visit www.jaheartland.org for local information.

About the Moline Foundation

The Moline Foundation, founded in 1953, is a community foundation which provides grants to health, human services, education, workforce development, the arts and other charitable organizations which benefit the citizens of Moline and the surrounding area, including the Quad Cities region in both Iowa and Illinois.  The Moline Foundation receives and administers charitable gifts and works with citizens to achieve their dreams to improve the community.

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