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2021 FAFSA Tips!

  So I recently completed my FAFSA and per usual it took less thank fifteen minutes. This got me to thinking on a few helpful tips for those completing the FAFSA for the first time or those who were resubmitting like myself. I know FAFSA can be stressful for some and a breeze for others so these tips will serve both sides of the coin. Figure 1: This is a thumbnail of my latest YouTube video on “2021 FAFSA Tips” where I am looking at the camera while seated in my office smiling in a black top. Use a Desktop or Laptop: Yes, you can complete FAFSA on your phone however when completing important documents using the largest screen possible is a must so that you don’t miss out on any important lines or other information. Head over to the Financial Aid office to use their desktop computers and get assistance if you don’t have one. Use the Transfer Feature: This feature allows you to transfer all of last year’s information to your new application. You can also transfer over yours or your

Summer Check-In !

 

Alright guys we are half way through the summer semester and I thought I would do a simple check-in to see how things were going! If you are a student then you know the summer semester goes by quick due to the courses typically lasting about 6-8 weeks. This means there is most likely an assignment and test or quiz due every week! Check out the tips below to ensure that you aren’t getting left behind this summer.

Figure 1: This a thumbnail for my YouTube video on “Summer Check-In” where I am smiling while sitting in my office.

 

Check your grades AND email daily. I check my grades every morning to ensure that nothing is missing and everything that I completed has been accounted for. I also check my email multiple times a day which recently helped a lot when my professor emailed me to tell me that I missed a question on an assignment and needed to re-upload it ASAP. Imagine if I had missed that!

Failed an Assignment? Reach out ASAP! If you have failed an assignment, exam, or quiz reach out to your professor ASAP to inquire if you can still pass the course. If you will not be able to pass the course contact your Academic Advisor to ask about your next steps. For example, you will need to ask if you should drop the course so that your GPA does not take a nose dive. If you choose to drop a course you may need to pay back any accepted financial aid so be sure to ask about this as well.

I Can’t Pay for Courses! What Do I Do? Check out my blog titled “Summer Aid Won’t Cover My Courses! What Do I Do?”

How Are You Staying Organized? Do you use a planner or some sort of organizer that you keep track of assignments in? Do you actually use it on a daily basis? Many students get lost during the summer because they do not have a system to keep track of assignments. If this is you and you want to be successful during the summer get a planner and QUICK! I would also recommend an accountability partner or someone who makes sure that you are staying on top of things. This should be someone who is already organized and meeting their goals. This could be a close friend or classmate! 

Are you enrolled in summer courses? If so, how are things going for you? Drop down in the comments and let me know! Be sure to check out my latest YouTube video and tell me what you think!

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