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The Department of Education Changed the rules for student loan forgiveness

 The Department of Education has "silently" changed the rules to student loan forgiveness that will affect at least 800,000 borrowers. On September 29, 2022 the Department of Education made a few changes for those who obtained the Perkin's and Federal Family Education loan.  Here is the language directly from the Dept of Education "As of September 29, 2022 borrowers with federal student loans not held by ED cannot obtain one time debt relief by consolidating those loans into direct loans". Previously individuals who did obtain theses loans were able to receive loan forgiveness. Figure 1: This is a thumbnail of my latest YouTube video "Student loan forgiveness guidelines have changed" where I am sitting in my office while looking at the camera with a suspicious look.  Many speculate that potential lawsuits could be the reason why the Dept of Ed has changed it's language recently. Long story short the banks who insured these loans will not receive an

I Think I Have a Disability! What Should I Do?


(This a photo of me holding my hand to my chin while looking inquisitive used as a thumbnail for my YouTube video on I Think I Have A Disability What Should I Do?)


 Around the end of the semester I notice a lot of students being referred to Disability Services for academic support. Many times as the semester is ending the realization that a student may fail a course becomes more apparent. While this may be linked to several issues like not being familiar with the subject, sometimes there is a deeper concern at hand.  If you find yourself wondering do I have a disability ? Should I be registered with Disability Services? There are a few things to consider first.

The first being have you considered other options? Have you fully participated in tutoring or worked with your classmates? Many times the issues you may be having can be fixed after fully improving your study habits and talking with others. Remember two heads work better than one! I also recommend students speak with their professors first. Be sure to let them know about your specific struggles and ask for any tips or strategies to help you pass the course. This also helps your professor to know that you take your learning serious and want to succeed ! 

Another thing to consider is if you received Special Education services in K-12 through an IEP or 504. If so, you may want to register with Disability Services to continue these services. This will not happen automatically !  Which brings me to my next point of documentation. Documentation or a record of your diagnosis is needed to apply for services. In some cases temporary accommodations can be provided without it. 

However, if you don’t have any don’t worry ! Disability services will be able to connect you with the right place to complete this step ! Now you may be wondering what happens when I’m registered ? You will meet with a staff member who will discuss which accommodations will best fit your needs , how these accommodations work, and how you can ensure that they are in place each semester. It’s really an easy process ! For more information check out the video below ! 

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