CU Denver Admissions April 14, 2014

How to Fill Out a FAFSA

“The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the form used by the U.S. Department of Education to determine your Expected Family Contribution by conducting a “need analysis” based on financial information… The form is submitted to, and processed by, a federal processor contracted by the U.S. Department of Education, and the results are electronically transmitted to the financial aid offices of the schools that you list on your application.” – FAFSA.com Seems kind of important, doesn’t it? If you are planning on applying for financial aid, you’re gonna have to fill out a FAFSA. Although the FAFSA may seem … Read More


CU Denver Admissions March 26, 2014

Rwanda Day Six: Ministry of Education

Wednesday – 26/3/14 Ministry of Education – Director General for the Higher Education Council Today was a short, yet astonishing day for the International Initiative and what insights we were offered. Caleb and I met with the Director General for the Higher Education Council in Rwanda. He is two ranks below the President in the hierarchy for Rwandan Parliament, and is responsible for all things to do with higher education. If ever there was someone more passionate, it was Dr. Innocent Mugisha. As we started the meeting and began our dialogue about higher education and Rwanda’s efforts to safeguard it, … Read More


CU Denver Admissions March 25, 2014

Rwanda Day Five: The University of Kigali

Tuesday – 25/03/2014 We started our day off with a meeting with the Rwandan Development Board, who is a key partner in the development of the country of Rwanda. Their main focus is to promote and support startup businesses of Rwanda along with looking for foreign and local investment. After answering our questions they took us on a tour of the facility, showing us an innovative idea which is called the One Stop Center. This is a place where individuals can go and have meetings with all relevant offices in order to star a business, where individuals can go through … Read More


CU Denver Admissions March 24, 2014

Rwanda Day Four: Important Meetings

Monday – 24/03/2014 Caleb and I had a wonderful day developing our professional skills meeting with several world leaders. First, we met with officials from USAID at the US Embassy to collaborate on their grassroots organizations that empower Rwandans to do what they do better. Second, we met with officials of the US Ambassador’s priorities. Last, we met with the Colorado Deputy Chief of Staff under Governor Hickenlooper to talk about Colorado’s efforts to foster a more vibrant Rwanda. All three experiences were grandiose in scope and focused on different programs the US has in place in Rwanda, each with … Read More