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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

Thanks to the Americans with Disabilities Act

Hey guys ! I know I’ve been MIA on the blog but I had two big trips planned that kind of blocked out a lot of my time so please forgive me! As you know July was an action packed month for PWDs (people with disabilities) with their being disability pride and the 31st anniversary of the ADA. I even had the opportunity to attend a conference for disability professionals in higher education that really made the month of July very special for me! 


Figure 1: This is a thumbnail from my YouTube video on Thanks to the ADA.. where I am smiling next to the ADA 31 logo in red, white, & blue letters. 

In case you did not know The Americans with Disabilities Act was created to ensure that PWDS have civil rights in all areas of the public like transportation, education, and employment. This law ensures that this population are treated fairly, not discriminated against, and provided with the same opportunities as their non-disabled peers. As someone who has worked with students with disabilities for some time now the ADA is beyond important to me. Thanks to the ADA I have a career that I love and I am able to advocate for a very important population. It also means that I get to be an innovative thinker in the world of academic accommodations by ensuring that students in higher education are provided with fair and equal opportunities to become academically successful. 

Figure 2: This is a poster that reads “31 years Americans with Disabilities Act is enough notice” in red lettering. 


What does the ADA mean to you? Did you know thats it been around for 31 years? Drop down in the comments and let me know! Be sure to check out the video link below!

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