Monday, December 20, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Hi everyone!
Tusculum College will be closed for the Christmas holiday beginning December 18. We will reopen on January 3, 2011.
We wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010's cold outside!

While this cold weather may be keeping you from enjoying the outdoors, here are some ideas for inside activities:
  • Finish your college application!  Most colleges let you complete the application online, as does TC.  If you have already completed your application, be sure your high school guidance office knows where to send your transcripts and test scores.
  • Look for scholarships/grants!  But how do I do this, you may ask.   First, you'll want to talk to your high school guidance office and see what scholarships/grants they have information on, and see if you can apply for them.  Then you'll want to create an account at and do a search for scholarship/grant money there.  You may also want to call around (or venture out if you can) to your local Chamber of Commerce, bank, etc.  It never hurts to look!
  • Get ready to complete  your FAFSA!  I say "get ready" because it is not yet time to complete this application.  You can begin as soon as January 1.  While you and your parents wait for January 1, you can go ahead and complete your PINs.  You will need a PIN and your parent will need a PIN to electronically sign the FAFSA.  You can do this here:  Please remember that Tusculum College's deadline for the FAFSA is February 15!
That should help with your cabin fever while waiting for the snow to melt.  With that thought, I leave you with this picture of Tusculum College's campus, blanketed with snow.

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas Around the Corner (and so is free money!)

Hi everyone!

I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving, and are gearing up for Christmas! It's been a busy time in the admission office, as we've had lots of students come in for campus visits before the holidays officially arrive! If you haven't scheduled your campus tour yet, I hope you will! You can schedule by calling our office at 800.729.0526. or online here:

Please remember, our campus visits are private visits, tailored to each individual student, rather than large group visits. It helps to have a couple of different days in mind on which you can visit, so that we can make your experience the best possible!

As Christmas approaches, it brings another important season right behind it: Financial Aid season! All students want to receive as much help as possible when paying for college. The key to getting help is the FAFSA. The FAFSA is a form you and your family will fill out after January 1, based upon your 2010 tax returns. This will help the government, and each college you are considering, find the financial aid your are eligible for, and you can find the form here:

Even though you can't fill out the FAFSA today, you can apply for your PIN. You'll need two different ones--one for the student, and one for the parent. Once January arrives, you can complete the FAFSA--remember, the priority deadline is February 15! If you apply after this date, you could miss out on some great scholarship opportunities. Remember, the earlier the better!

If you have questions regarding financial aid, give us a call at 800.729.0256, and we'll be glad to help.

Merry Christmas!