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Strategies for Students Success:
- Find a quiet place to study. Home or
- Avoid doing your homework or studying in
front of the T.V. You lose concentration.
- Read your syllabus. If you do not
understand something, ask your professor
- Study with a friend or have a study
group. One or more group members are
likely to understand something you do
not. Share your notes and ask questions
to each other.
- Know what your learning style is.
(visual, auditory, tactile/kinesthetic)
- Give yourself a break. For example, five
minute break after twenty-five minutes
- To help remember information more
easily, try to relate what you are
studying to what you already know.
- Begin with the most difficult
assignments, and then advance to the
- Determine what is the best time for you
to study. For example, in the morning,
in the afternoon, or at night. Then
study at that time every day.
- After each study session, try to
remember the main points and as many
details as possible.
- Do not be afraid to ask questions. This
is a way to find answers. Ask your
professors, librarians, or classmates.
- Try to study when you are rested and
alert. Sometimes last minute study is a
waste of time.
- Use all the sources you have to study.
For example class notes and books.
Things you should know when applying for financial aid:
- Read all the instructions carefully
- File your income tax early
- File your FAFSA as soon as possible
- Save time and file electronically
- Be aware of deadlines.
- keep a copy of your application
Federal Aid Requirements:
- Demonstrate financial need
- Have a high school diploma or a General
- Students must be working toward a degree
or certificate in an eligible program.
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non citizen
- Have a valid Social Security Number
- Maintain satisfactory academic standing
- Enroll for a minimum of 6 credit hours
- Certify that you are not in default on a
federal student loan and do not owe money
on a federal student grant
- Certify that you will use federal student
aid only for educational purposes