PhilaU’s Job Placement Rate is 95% for 2014 graduates

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The investment in a PhilaU education is clear: 95 percent of recent graduates have jobs in their disciplines or have been accepted to graduate school. This is very good news for our students, future students and the PhilaU Community. From faculty to staff, alumni to corporate connections, our results are a collaborative achievement.

That collaborative nature starts before incoming students step a foot on campus.

In the next few weeks, many students across the country will be making decisions about where they will attend college. In addition to important questions about academic programs, co-curricular activities and graduates’ career success, many students and their families will be considering the cost of college and how to best meet these expenses.

Philadelphia University Financial Aid Director, Lisa Cooper, has been helping students and families at PhilaU navigate the financial aid process since joining the University in 1987. “Financial aid is an integral part of the University admissions process,” she said. “We work with students and families to explore all options available to help make a PhilaU education possible.”

To read Lisa Cooper’s interview about helping families afford a PhilaU education and pave a way to career success, click here. (http://wordpress NULL.philau NULL.edu/today/2015/04/13/financial-aid-at-philau-paving-the-way-to-career-success/)

How to Read your Financial Aid Packet from Philadelphia University

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We recently hosted a webinar offering helpful tips about how to read your financial aid packet.  If you were unable to watch, you can still watch a recording of the webinar here:

http://philau.adobeconnect.com/p5d89w0ha1e/ (http://philau NULL.adobeconnect NULL.com/p5d89w0ha1e/)

Would you like some one-on-one time to review your financial aid package with a counselor?  You can sign up for an individual phone meeting by click here: http://philau.edu.185r.net/Event/page2.php?e=17. (http://redir NULL.targetx NULL.com/cgi-bin/email/redir NULL.cgi?id=0001250637-156339988 NULL.)

Feel free to give us a call at 800-951-7287.  We hope you find the webinar helpful. Enjoy your day.

 

Are you coming to the April 18th Open House?

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Join us on campus, Saturday, April 18th for PhilaU’s Spring Open House.

Juniors – this is a great time to get a head-start look at what the college has to offer.
Seniors – come see us to make your final decision. You can even pay your deposit that day.

Talk with faculty, current students, coaches, and staff. Tour campus and get a taste of PhilaU food.

To register, visit: http://bit.ly/OpenHouse415 (http://bit NULL.ly/OpenHouse415)

PhilaU’s Accepted Student Days and Special Visit Opportunities

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Visit Philadelphia University this spring for one of our special visit opportunities. We have several accepted student days, discover day and our Open House.   You can register below.

Science and Health Accepted Student Day – February 28, 2015 (https://philau NULL.edu NULL.185r NULL.net/Event/page2 NULL.php?e=28)
(This event is for students accepted into the Science and Health programs.)

Graphic Design Discovery Day – March 6, 2015 (https://philau NULL.edu NULL.185r NULL.net/Event/page2 NULL.php?e=29)
(This event is for students who are accepted and also those who are interested in learning about the Graphic Design Communication Program.)

Engineering Accepted Student Day – March 7, 2015 (https://philau NULL.edu NULL.185r NULL.net/Event/page2 NULL.php?e=22)
(This event is for students accepted into the Engineering programs.)

College of Architecture and the Built Environment Accepted Student Day – March 7, 2015 (https://philau NULL.edu NULL.185r NULL.net/Event/page2 NULL.php?e=21)
(This event is for students accepted into one of the programs within the College of Architecture and the Built Environment.)

Spring Open House – April 18, 2015 – Register Now (https://philau NULL.edu NULL.185r NULL.net/Event/page2 NULL.php?e=37)
(This event is for all prospective students and their families.)

Accepted Students: Shadow a current student this spring!

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Congratulations to all of our accepted students!

Whether you’ve already decided that PhilaU is the place for you or you’re still making your decision, we have a great opportunity to get a closer look at what it’s like to be a student here! Each spring we offer accepted students the chance to shadow a current student in your chosen major. Your student host will take you to class, lunch, and maybe even some student activities that may be going on during the day!

You can choose the day and we will match you up with one of our host students. You can come for a full day or half, whatever works best for your schedule. Many of our student hosts went through this shadowing program as prospective students as well. They found that shadowing really helped them make their college decision and would like to help future students get a better feel for the university. Choosing a college is an important (and sometimes scary) decision to make. We want to make that decision a lot less scary and make sure you have the best visit possible!

If you are interested in signing up for the shadowing program, you can click here (http://bit NULL.ly/13eZfVu) to submit your request.

If you are interested in other types of visits (including our Open House on April 18, 2015), click here (http://bit NULL.ly/UniJ4Y)!

2015: Show Me the Money!

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Attention prospective students:  Have you filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) yet? If not, get started this weekend!

Philadelphia University is offering an early FAFSA filer incentive.  If you file your FAFSA by March 1, 2015 and list Philadelphia University’s school code (003354), you will receive an extra $1000 grant from the university! This award is renewable every year.

Here are a few quick reminders:

The FAFSA has the word “free” in it, so make sure you visit www.fafsa.ed.gov (http://www NULL.fafsa NULL.ed NULL.gov/) to complete your FAFSA.  Do not use a .com site.  If the site wants to charge you to file, leave fast.

Over 80% of the FAFSA answers can be found on the 1040 form.  So, you should file or estimate your taxes before starting the FAFSA.

Don’t think you will qualify?—file anyway!  PhilaU uses FAFSA information to consider you for need based and non-need based aid.  Even if you only receive Federal Student Loans, these loans often carry lower interest rates than private loans.

Don’t forget to add PhilaU as a FAFSA recipient.  Philadelphia University’s school code is 003354.

Still want more help?  FAFSA provides excellent advice on Twitter (https://twitter NULL.com/FAFSA) and Facebook (https://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/FederalStudentAid).  We also found this great article on Buzzfeed: Five Reasons to Fill Out the FAFSA (http://www NULL.buzzfeed NULL.com/arneduncan/five-reasons-to-fill-out-the-fafsa-ecm4). If you have any questions about filing the FAFSA, please email FinancialAid@philau.edu (financialaid null@null philau NULL.edu).

Are you accepted to PhilaU?

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If you have been accepted to PhilaU, let me first of all say, “Congratulations! That’s awesome!”  Your hard work has paid off and you should take time to recognize and celebrate that accomplishment. Like I said, that is awesome.

So, now what?  Now, the fun begins…well, maybe not all fun, but definitely there is some fun to be had from now until move-in day. We have created a private, social network for just accepted students. If you haven’t joined already, I recommend you do that today. You can start to meet future classmates, join online groups with other people in your major or who share your similar interests…and you get to start the groups.  You can keep up-to-date with deadlines, happenings on campus, and upcoming chats/events. You can also meet possible roommates and find answers to questions you have about being a student at PhilaU. Sounds pretty fun, right?

Are you accepted to PhilaU? If so, you should have received an email invite to join the network, so go check that out and register today. If not, send an email to Kathy at Admiss@PhilaU.edu (kissanek null@null PhilaU NULL.edu) and request your invitation.

Make the Most of Your Winter Break

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That long awaited winter break is approaching and with a little planning, you can be going back to school in January more relaxed and feeling productive.  With college students home for their breaks too, visiting colleges won’t give you the best glimpse of the school, but there are some things you can do.

1) Finish your paperwork. Whether that be completing applications, getting all your supporting materials together or making your deposit.

2) Think FAFSA. The earlier you file, the better. Start getting all your information together now to make it a smooth process.

3) Do more research on the schools you are considering. Check out their school social media, both official and unofficial and see how the students are living.

4) If you are a junior, register for the spring SATs, register for a spring visit and keep your grades up.

5) Most importantly, take some time to relax and enjoy your winter break!

All of us at Philadelphia University wish you much peace and happiness during the holiday season and in the new year!

Calling all Day, Undergraduate Spring 2015 Transfer Students!

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Wouldn’t you love to have your decision made before the winter holidays?

We understand that transferring to another college can be both exciting and stressful. At PhilaU, our goal is to make it as seamless and stress free as possible for you.

This month we are holding several Instant Decision Days where you can get an admissions decision on the spot. Just register for one of dates, bring in your completed application and all your supporting materials and you’ll be all set. (Please note: this is for all day, undergraduate Spring 2015 transfer students. Unfortunately, due to portfolio reviews, we cannot give instant decisions to students transferring into the Architecture and Fashion Design programs.)

To find out more information and to register, just click here (http://www NULL.philau NULL.edu/undergrad/Transfer/instantdecision NULL.html).

If you have any questions, please free to call the Office of Admissions at 215.951.2800 and ask to speak with your Admissions Counselor.

Top 10 reasons to attend our November Open House

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You’re invited! Join us on November 22, 2014 for Philadelphia University’s Open House!
Click here to register! (http://bit NULL.ly/OpenHouseNov)

Our Open House gives you the opportunity to experience PhilaU first-hand! Students and families will meet with various academic departments, chat with professors and department chairs, and speak with current students about their PhilaU experience! This is an excellent time to learn more about your academic major of interest and the value of a Philadelphia University education. You will also tour campus with our student Rambassadors, have lunch in our dining hall, and visit residence hall rooms.

Here are the Top 10 reasons to visit PhilaU during our Open House…

Get your picture taken at the        University Fair!

10. Your application fee will be waived!

9. Get your photo taken at the University Fair and see it posted on PhilaUAdmiss Twitter and Instagram
accounts.

8. Beautiful campus. The fall season at PhilaU means beautiful colored trees and scenery that can’t be beat.

7. Take a selfie with the ram statue.

6. Sample the food in our dining hall (hello food options!!)

5. Tweet your photos of your visit with #PhilaU and you could win PhilaU prizes!

4. See how many people can fit in a residence hall room.

3. Ride a trolley around campus.

2. Hug a Ram(bassador)…one of our tour guides!

1. Attend our University Fair! Want to know about study abroad, internships, financial aid and clubs to get involved with? This is your one-stop shop for information!!

Click here to register (http://bit NULL.ly/OpenHouseNov) as soon as possible. Hope to see you there!