“Go to school, pay attention and do your school work” was the never-ending mantra my parents chanted during my upbringing. For some time, my naiveté allowed me to think that that is all one has to do in order to be successful in school, but there are more variables to the 3-part formula my parents instilled in me – grit being one of the variables.
As of October 1st the 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available online. Before you can begin filling out the FAFSA you’ll need to begin with an FSA ID. What is an FSA ID you may ask? The FSA ID is a username and password combination that allows you to access, complete and sign your FAFSA electronically before submitting the form.
Where to start Personal Learning & Career Plans (PLCPs)? How to start? Which direction
should I take? I had these same questions when I sat down to write this blog entry. There are so many
directions I could go - just get to the point; draw some mind pictures. There is so much to write about
PLCPs. You are probably having similar questions as you approach the transition from high school to
college and career training. There are so many resources, many of them raising more questions than
After placing the final touch to my newly crafted table I took a step back to admire my work. It was built by sweat, power tools, and my two hands from concept to this final, sweet moment when it was completed. As a neighbor walked by I called him over and I proudly showed him my latest masterpiece. As he approached, he nodded his head and in his Missouri drawl he commented, “It doesn’t surprise me that you did such a good job, you’re an Alaskan woman.”
“An Alaska woman.” The line got m...
Aww, mid-September. The time of year where the butterflies and excitement switches gears to a full schedule of classes and other academic and personal commitments. Need help getting back on track? Think its time to step up your game? Here are some quick tips to get you back to school shape.
Answers to some common questions and themes regarding financial aid for students heading back to college this fall semester. It’s important to stay in touch with your school’s Financial Aid Office and to be familiar with your school’s different deadlines, particularly add/drop and payment deadlines.