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Welcome! We’re glad you’re considering Davenport University as one of your college options. We’re here to help you. Below are our most frequently asked questions which hopefully will address most of your questions as well, but if not, feel free to email our admissions representatives.
COMPASS which stands for Computer-Adaptive Placement Assessment and Support System is an assessment tool. With COMPASS students are placed into the course level that is right for them. This ensures students are not placed at too high a level, or below their skill level. COMPASS also allows well-prepared students the opportunity to test out of specified courses.
No, it is not required for those students who have submitted a qualifying ACT or SAT score. COMPASS is required for those students wishing to test out of specified courses.
Visit www.act.org/compass/sample/index.html for a complete listing of sample questions in all content areas.
Financial aid comes from the federal government, state government, private donors and colleges. There are four basic types:
Grants: Need based aid that you don’t have to pay back. Two examples include the Federal Pell Grant, and the Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant.
Scholarships: Merit aid that doesn’t have to be repaid. They are based on your achievements, affiliations, and sometimes your need too. A range of businesses, civic organizations, churches, and professional organizations offer scholarships. You can search for them free on sites like Fastweb.com and Collegeanswer.com or browse Davenport's list.
Work Study: Provides jobs for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money for educational expenses. Jobs can be on or off campus. Students are paid at least minimum wage.
Student Loans: Money for college that you’ll need to repay. Interest rates can never exceed 8.25%, and are typically lower in many cases. Payments begin only after you leave college.
Parent Loans: If you are a dependent student and your financial award does not meet your total cost of college attendance, your parents can apply for a PLUS loan. Interest rates can never exceed 9%, and are typically lower in many cases. Payments begin within 60 days of loan disbursement.
The earliest is January 1. The earlier you apply, the better, as financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Some types of financial aid are limited in funding.
Paying for college can be expensive. But about 2 out of 3 students get financial aid to help cover the cost. The FAFSA which stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid is required to receive almost all forms of aid, including Davenport University Scholarships.
Every year as many as 1.5 million qualified students throw away a Federal Pell Grant worth up to $4,050 a year just because they never got around to submitting the form. We know the form can be intimidating, so were here to help you! And don’t automatically assume your parents make too much money to qualify. You will still need to complete the FAFSA for student loans, work-study opportunities, and scholarships.
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Yes. Michigan offers a variety of special grants and scholarships to help Michigan students save money while they attend Michigan colleges. None of these need to be repaid. Examples include:
Michigan Competitive Scholarship: Award is based on both need and merit according to your ACT score. You must take the ACT by December of your senior year in high school for priority consideration.
Michigan Tuition Grant: Award is based on financial need and can only be used at private college and universities.
Michigan Promise Scholarship: Merit-based scholarship awarded to students who receive qualifying scores on the State Assessment Test OR after the successful completion of two years of postsecondary education with at least a 2.5 GPA.
Visit www.michigan.gov/studentaid for additional information and guidelines for consideration.
An average class size at Davenport is 20 students. Small class sizes mean you’ll have more individualized attention from professors, and more interaction and engagement with classroom materials.
Our faculty members are credentialed, degreed professionals who are committed to serving the needs of our students. They also possess work experience related to the courses they teach which provides you with a real world classroom experience instead of just text book examples. And you will always have a professor teaching your classes; no graduate assistants here.
Davenport offers a variety of well-designed study abroad programs including faculty led programs in – China, England, Germany, and Japan. We also offer student aboard partnerships with Rome, Italy, and Amsterdam.