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 EWG  Guidance Department 

Sometimes we can all use a little help!

Finding the money you need for college:
Completing the FAFSA® Presented by Sallie Mae


Register now for a free virtual event:

The first step to finding the money you need for college: Completing the FAFSA®

Wednesday, October ‍5 at ‍7pm

Register Now

Join our experts for a discussion on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). We’ll share helpful tips and information to help you complete your FAFSA® and find the money you need to pay for college.

Space is limited, so please register early!


Struggling, Depressed, Overwhelmed
Any child that is experiencing significant anxiety or excessive anger during these challenging times.  Kids' Link has established a 24-hour social-emotional-mental health hotline for families in crisis: 1-855-543-5465.
More information can be found by accessing the following link:

Happenings & Goings On

  • Starting Oct. 19th, the EWG Guidance Department will have Office Hours every Wed. from 3pm-8pm Through November.  Click appointments to schedule a time.

  • Rhode Island College Open House                  Nov 5th 1pm-4:30 at the Murray Center.  Click here to register.  

  • CCRI Open House                                              Nov 19th 11am-1pm at the Knight Campus.  Click here to register.  

Career Path of the Week

Dental Hygienist

What do Dental Hygienists do?


Working under the supervision of a dentist, dental hygienists provide preventive care and look for dental disease in patients. They use various tools to remove plaque, take x-rays, apply fluoride, and educate patients on oral hygiene. Common employers include private dental offices, community health clinics, and public health facilities.

Dental hygienist trade school usually takes three years and includes classroom, clinical, and laboratory instruction. These programs also require classes in anatomy and physiology, periodontics, radiography, and patient management.

Dental hygienists need a license in every state. Licensure often requires students to obtain an associate degree accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and pass an exam. While job duties vary, some states allow hygienists to administer anesthetic, remove sutures, and place fillings. They can advance in their careers by earning a bachelor's or transitioning from direct patient care into management roles.

Click here for an informational video:

College Spotlight

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, CT

  • SHU has enhanced the undergraduate student experience in many notable ways.  It now has 12 residential areas, with approximately 92 percent of first-year students and 57 percent of all undergraduates residing in University housing.

  • ‌SHU now offers more than 80 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its main campus in Fairfield, Conn and satellite campus in Dingle, Ireland.

  • The University consists of six colleges and three schools: 

    •  College of Arts & Sciences

    • School of Communication, Media & the Arts

    • School of Social Work 

    • School of Computer Science and Engineering

    • AACSB-accredited Jack Welch College of Business & Technology 

    • College of Health Professions 

    • Davis & Henley College of Nursing 

    • Isabelle Farrington College of Education & Human Development

    • St. Vincent's College 

  • The Princeton Review's 2022 guidebook, The Best 387 Colleges, places SHU among the best universities while U.S. News & World Report’s guidebook, Best Colleges 2022, reports Sacred Heart as one of the best universities in the nation.

  • The University offers Division I athletics with 33 varsity teams.  The Valentine Health & Recreation Center is the state-of-the-art recreation center open to all students and includes a suspended track, bowling lanes and a climbing wall. 

  • Click here to watch "The College Tour-Sacred Heart University"​​

College Odds & Ends

College not your Thing.  Have you thought about the Trades?

Trades - NPR
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Finding Your Purpose

Debunking 6 Myths about Admissions
Click here to read the Article

A Parents Survival Guide to College Admission

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