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Fall Refunds are Here for College Students

 It’s my favorite time of the semester…REFUNDS! A few weeks after the semester begins all of your financial aid pays out and if there’s any left over you get a refund! You will know that your receiving a refund if there’s a negative balance on your account. It’s the one time in history where you actually want to see a negative balance!  Figure 1: This is a thumbnail of my latest YouTube video where I am in my office with a surprised look on my face.  This semester I paid $241 in fees and I received a $500 grant for individuals who work at community colleges. Oh yeah  did I mention I work at a community college too part time as a tutor? Anyhoo, since I had already paid off my student account I received the $500 as a refund. If you’ve been watching my YouTube videos or reading my blogs then you already know this money is going to debt.  Figure 2: This is a photo of three $100 bills and three $50 bills. With refunds posting to accounts daily you want to make sure that you are constantly c

Summer CARES Act Funding is Here! See How Much I Got!

 

Summer CARES Act funding is here and I actually got an amount! In case you forgot the CARES Act is federal funding for students enrolled in higher education who have been affected by COVID. This money can go towards books, tuition, or any other school related materials. How do you apply you ask? On my universities home page there is a link to apply in big red letters located at the top of the page. If your university does not have this, I would recommend contacting your financial aid office to ask.  

 

 


Figure 1: This is a thumbnail from my YouTube video on Summer CARES Act Funding where I am looking at an emoji of money with a surprised look.



Now there are some requirements. You must be enrolled in summer courses, have been affected by COVID, and you must apply. It does not matter which summer semester you are enrolled in or how many hours you are taking. The process to apply was very easy, after completing a short questionnaire form I received an email saying that I was approved right away. By now your probably wondering how much did I get?! I received $133. If you remember previously in my first YouTube video where I discussed the CARES Act students enrolled in online programs prior to COVID like myself could not receive these funds but now you can! I plan to use this money to cover my books and a portion of my fees this semester. I have not received the funds yet but they will most likely be in my account by the time courses start. You will receive the funding however you typically receive your school refund.



Figure 2: This is a photo of a one hundred dollar bill.

 


Be sure to drop down in the comments and let me know if you’ve received any CARES Act Funding. How much did you get and how was the process to apply? Also, thank you to everyone who has purchased my eBook! If you haven’t gotten a copy be sure to click the link below to order and don’t forget to use the coupon code Ms. Duggan for $5 off!


 


Figure 3: This is the cover of my eBook. I am standing in the kitchen smiling with my arms folded while wearing a white top and pink skirt.

 Summer CARES Act Funding is Here!

Link for eBook: Coupon Code: Ms. Duggan

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