Economy Archive

The Community College Advantage [Infographic]

Why Choose West Virginia Northern Community College? Get the Community College Advantage! (See infographic below.)

Avoid College Money Mistakes

Smart parents teach financial skills As the parent of a college student, which of these two recent grads do you hope your child will resemble? The first, Tamanika Ferguson, earned $80,000 in scholarships to California State University

Ready for the Real World? Good money skills start with straight talk

Congratulations – your pride and joy is getting ready for college. But how prepared is your child to achieve financial independence in the coming years? This quiz can help you find out. Quiz 1. When did you

Brawn to Brains: Skills are the future of manufacturing

You may have heard that manufacturing jobs are a thing of the past. While it’s true that old-fashioned assembly line jobs are dwindling, a new kind of manufacturing job is starved for skilled workers. Today, more than

The Right Amount of Higher Education

You don’t have to commit to four years of college to increase your income In choosing a career, it’s important to know your personal interests and talents, the job outlook for occupations matching your interests and talents,

Make Friends With FAFSA You won’t get financial aid without it

All students applying to college should know about FAFSA. The free form is available by going online at Also known as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, everyone—rich, poor, or somewhere in between—should plan to

What’s the Difference?

A glossary of financial aid terms: • GRANTS are gifts that do not need to be paid back. Grant decisions are based on family income, household size, reported assets, and the number of children in college. The

West Virginia Northern Community College | Programs of Study

Transfer Programs Associate in Arts Concentrations: English, General, History, Psychology, and Social Science Associate in Science Concentrations: Science, Mathematics, Business Administration Transfer Programs – Specialized 2+2 Agreements Accounting/Business 2+2, Transfer to WVUIT Accounting/Business Administration Option 2+2, Transfer

College Lingo: What to Know Before You Go

UH?! WHAT?! That just might be your reaction the first time you set foot on a college campus if you don’t understand all of the “College Lingo” that comes with being a college student. By knowing the