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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

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 checking your account to make sure all of your courses have been paid for. This will help you in making sure that you aren’t dropped from your courses due to nonpayment. You should actually be checking your account daily up until everything has been paid out. Once I neglected to do this and ended up owing a balance! So be proactive and don’t just assume that everything may go as planned. 

Figure 3: This is a photo of an African American man holding a magnifying glass to his eye.

Did you get a refund ? What do you plan on doing with it? Drop down in the comments and let me know ! Be sure to check out my latest video on the subject below!

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