New interactive feature offers students a step-by-step guide to
answer questions on how to pay for college, prepare for school and
manage money while in school
SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) launched its annual Get
College Ready℠ campaign and website with a new interactive tool
that navigates college-bound high school students and their families
through learning exercises on how to pay for college, prepare for school
and manage money.
College Ready Tracker is a self-guided digital checklist
experience that educates students and families on recommended actions
that should be considered for successful college preparedness. This
includes completion of the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), how to search for
scholarships, tips for reviewing college award letters, and information
about federal and private student loans.
“Studies continue to show that among college-bound high school
graduates, the appetite for quality information on how to plan and
prepare for college remains high,” said Gary Korotzer, head of Marketing
for Wells Fargo’s Community Bank. “Creating Get College Ready
allows us to help students and families work through the hurdles that
come with the high school to college transition, such as how to search
for scholarships, important deadlines for financial aid, and what
students can expect as college freshman.”
Other sections in the Get College Ready Tracker are tailored to
inform college-bound students on what steps they can take to ensure a
successful first-day orientation, advice on college course registration,
financial reminders for tuition and campus housing, budgeting for
miscellaneous expenses, and how to build and manage credit responsibly.
As college-bound students prepare to graduate from high school, the Get
College Ready Tracker offers the following three tips for students
1. Notify schools: Give your commitment and send your deposit in
before the deadline. Then, let other schools know you won’t be coming so
they can award your spot to the next lucky student.
2. Request your final transcripts: Make sure to submit your
transcript request form, so your school knows when and where to send
your final scores.
3. Thank those who helped you get here: From family to
recommendation writers, remember to show your appreciation. It keeps the
door open for more help, and ensures that the students who follow you
get similar treatment.
In addition to Get College Ready, Wells Fargo has developed other
free online resources to help students and families plan and prepare for
college, including Wells
Fargo College Planning Blog, Wells
Fargo Student Center, CollegeSTEPS,
to Pay for College in 5 Steps — all which can be found on the Get
College Ready site.
In an effort to amplify Get College Ready, the company will
leverage a variety of its own social media channels and collaborate with
nonprofit organizations using the hashtag #GetCollegeReady.
The Get College Ready national campaign runs through Sept. 30,
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based
financial services company with $2.0 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852
and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking,
insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance
through more than 8,500 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet
(wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 42 countries and
territories to support customers who conduct business in the global
economy. With approximately 273,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one
in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was
ranked No. 27 on Fortune’s 2016 rankings of America’s largest
corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’
financial needs and help them succeed financially. News, insights and
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