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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

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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