Monthly archive April, 2008
College students – now is the perfect time to find out if you can get an internship for summer. Many employers – especially non profit organizations – use interns. Sometimes you get paid for the internship and other times your benefit is just work experience and a resume builder. If you don’t want an internship for summertime you might consider it for next spring or fall. Also, don’t forget to ask your college professors if you can get credit for your internship. Sometimes you can get 1-3 hours worth of credit for your internship. Normally that is if it relates to your major in some way.
The availability of student loans are a priority in congress. The Wall Street Journal Reports: With a fire under them as elections approach, lawmakers are looking at plans that would increase some federal student-loan limits and make sure that there are loans available. They also intend to cut a break for parents who have had mortgage problems, insuring their children won’t be penalized over credit concerns. Concerned parents, students and other citizens can also contact their representative to voice thier opinions on this issue.
This is a question that often only occurs to new students at the time their tuition payments come due. A clear understanding about the answer now though, can help you avoid unseen problems later on. First and foremost, it is important to speak with a financial aid adviser at your school. Different institutions may have different policies and procedures that affect how the money gets to you. You will also need to be clear about specifics like where to pick up any checks you might receive, how you will know when your tuition has been covered, and if your school uses some kind of book voucher system. At most schools the process is generally the same. After your aid has been offered to you and you accept it, the actual money is sent to the school. It is then applied to your tuition and fee bill before any of it reaches you. This includes funds from any grants or loans, as well as most scholarships. You may then be given a payment for any aid you receive over the amount of your tuition. If you do get a refund check, it should go toward needed, educational expenses. Try to have [...]