First Year Experience program explained

First Year Experience program explained

“The First Year Experience classes are designed to orient the new students to North Greenville, to University life, and to what it takes to succeed as a college student,” said FYE Director Linwood Hagin. He explained the program teaches incoming students vital skills for making college doable, such as time management, note taking, studying and making the most of the advisors. It additionally teaches practical things like campus layout, handling relationships and even how to calculate a GPA.

Tuition, financial aid are rising

According to National Public Radio, the past three decades have seen college tuition increase at a faster rate than both inflation and income.

“In Arizona, for example, parents have seen a 77 percent increase in costs. In Georgia, it’s 75 percent, and in Washington state, 70 percent [in the last five years],” according to NPR.

According to, the average budget for a student during the 2012-2013 academic school year. was $22,826.

Difference Maker of the week: Megan Lindler

Lights, glitz and glam may seem like the only things needed to be Miss North Greenville University; however, this coveted title also requires a great amount of tenacity, chutzpah and heart.

The winner of Miss NGU 2013, Megan Lindler, junior, said, “Being Miss NGU is more than just winning a competition, as some of my many responsibilities include presenting awards and making appearances at any event which may benefit the school and promote my position.”

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