FREE MONEY… many students are eligible for various types of federal and/or state grants. Remember the higher GPA you have the more money you will be able to qualify for. You must complete the FAFSA between January 1st – March 2nd of your senior year for priority eligible.
The majority of college students have taken out some form of a student loan. Think of loans as an investment into your future. By completing the FAFSA you may be eligible to receive federal or state loans at a lower interest rate.
This is another form of financial aid that allows you to get a job on campus to help you pay for college expenses. You can receive this form of financial aid by completing the FAFSA.
There are many local and nationwide scholarships that are available to students. Be sure to apply for as many scholarships that you possibly can, remember that more scholarships that you apply for the more money you can receive.
You know the deal: There are just 24 hours in each day. What you do with that time makes all the difference. While high-school students average 35 hours per week of class time, college students log an average of 15 to 18 hours per week.
Getting your "free" time under control now will help prepare you for managing that extra 20 hours a week come freshman year of college — when you'll need to study and want to socialize more than ever.
If you don't already, start using a daily planner. This could be a datebook you keep in your bag, an online version you maintain at home, or both. It's easy to over-schedule or "double-book" if we aren't careful. Manage your time wisely and you'll get the maximum out of each day.
If you've got them, great. If not — well, there's still time to develop them. Good study habits include these basics:
It's important to set goals, as long as they're attainable. Setting goals that are unreasonably high is a set-up — you'll be doomed to frustration and disappointment.
Listen to your teacher and stay focused. Be sure that you understand the lesson. If you don't understand something, ask questions! You've heard it before, but "the only dumb question is the one you don't ask" is absolutely true. If you've been paying attention, it definitely won't be a dumb question.
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