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Did My Tuition Fees Go Up?

  Happy New Year ya’ll! Spring semester is here and as I was going over my course schedule and deciding whether to drop a course, I noticed that my tuition fees had drastically increased. I typically take two courses since this is what my stipend covers but previously I decided to add a third one. After thinking that this may not be a good idea due to my busy schedule I decided to drop the course but not before I realized that my fees had gone up by over $2K! I do remember there being some talk about the increase of fees and there being an open forum regarding this but I was not expecting the increase to be so expensive! Figure 1: This is a thumbnail from my latest YouTube video on “Did My Tuition Fees Increase?” where I am looking at the camera with a confused look. I am wearing a gray and black dress and my hair is short, black, and curly.   In case you did not know tuition fees include things like the gym, health services, the counseling center, and other services on campus that ser

The CARES Act (Money for Students)

 

(This a photo of me smiling used as a thumbnail for my YouTube video on CARES Act Funding Money for Students.)




About two weeks ago I did a video where I discussed the 1098-T, a tax form that may assist you in getting a few tax credits if you are a student. That video is over 600 views thanx to you all! So keep watching, sharing, and commenting. But that got me to thinking if there were so many questions regarding the 1098-T I wonder if everyone knows about The CARES Act. The CARES Act is an acronym for the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act that provides emergency grants to students who were affected by the pandemic.

If you are a student who has completed the FAFSA and has a financial need then you qualify. Unfortunately, students who are international, un-documented, and in an online program before 3/13/2020 do not qualify. Imagine my own disappointment when I found out that last part! Oh well maybe next time! You can apply for this grant directly through your school and if you are approved you will receive the funds the way you typically receive your school refunds. Keep in mind that just because you apply does not mean you will be approved. If you are denied you can always appeal.

Now I can’t say how much you will receive but I knew someone who got $300. Check out the video below for more information!

 

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