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The Mid-Semester Crunch

  It’s the week of Thanksgiving and everything you could imagine is due or very close to being due! I remember being here as an undergrad student; I always felt the most stress around this time. Now as a doctoral student, this stress is gone because I have turned in everything early and my semester is almost over. I figure someone reading this is probably running around like a chicken with their head cut off so here are a few tips on how to beat the dreaded mid semester crunch. Figure 1: This is a thumbnail of my latest YouTube video where I am sitting in my office looking at the camera with a confused look. I am wearing an orange floral top, with silver hoops, and my hair is short and curly.   First things first have you checked your grades? Around this time, I find that many students do not know their grades and are hoping for the best. While I appreciate the optimism, it is important that you actually know your grades so that you can make informed decisions on your next steps in cas

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 parents IRS information directly into the application, which saves a load of time!


Figure 2: This is a photo of a blue notebook with the words “FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid “in yellow lettering next to a keyboard. 

Is Your Information Up To Date? After using the transfer tool be sure that all of your information is correct and up to date. I recommend going line by line to double check everything.

Don’t Assume You Can’t Apply! The answer will always be no if you don’t ask! I am a graduate student and have received a ton of free money since starting my doctoral program. The funds are out there folks!

To Be Early Is To Be On Time: The early bird gets the most money in this case guys. The priority deadline is in February 2022 however; your university may have other deadlines in place. If you need to use your parent’s tax information stay on top of them until this gets finished! Don’t get discouraged or give up!

 

Figure 3: This is a picture of a gold clock.

Have you completed your FAFSA? Are you running into issues?  Drop down in the comments and let me know! Be sure to check out my latest video below!

 

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