If you are in college or planning to attend college, the acronym FAFSA should be familiar to you. FAFSA stands for Free Application For Student Aid, a form used by the US Department of Education to determine financial need, particularly your “expected family contribution” or EFC. FAFSA conducts a “need analysis” based on your income, assets and other household information.
You need to take good care of yourself! That statement may be obvious to most people, but it has a certain urgency for college students. After all, if you miss too many classes because of health problems you may find it difficult to keep pace for the semester.
People with disabilities face challenges including what to shop for in new clothing. Finding clothing that looks and feels right for an amputee and for others with specialized needs can be daunting.
College-bound and current students that land scholarships can help defray the cost of their education. Scholarship recipients should know that these funds are not repaid and along with grants can reduce their higher education costs. Billions of dollars in college scholarship monies are awarded every academic year, money that you may be missing out on.
With your final exams looming, months of attending class, taking notes, studying and research will reveal if your hard work has paid off. Hopefully, you are not cramming for your exams, rather you have been working carefully toward taking your finals with an eye to getting the best possible grades.
As college students finish up the fall semester to enjoy a break over Christmas and into the new year, many will find themselves making the long trip from campus to their homes far away. For some students, that trip will be by car as they take their personal transportation on roads that might be fraught with wintry dangers.