Submitting your FAFSA and the Future of College Technology

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If you haven’t done so already, it is time to submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid, otherwise known as your FAFSA.  Fact: The earlier you submit you FAFSA the more financial aid you will get. Proof: I received an extra $1,000 every semester for submitting my FASFA early every year. So: Get your FASFA done now! If you’re not sure where to start or you’re having difficult, check out My College Calendar’s step-by-step instructions here.

Now, in other news -

Campus Grotto has a list of the top 10 up and coming college websites in 2012. These sites do everything from replacing the dreadful Blackboard (you know the non-user friendly site that all of your online coursework utilizes) to helping high school students navigate the application process, and providing students, teachers, and TA’s with an efficient and convenient way to communicate. The sites include -

CourseKit – A new course management system that focuses on social media

InClass – Free mobile app that helps students stay organizedKno – Take notes and create quizzes as you read your textbook on your Ipad

Acceptly – Breaks down the college application process step-by-step

OneSchool – Get to know your college campus with this app

CitelighterWrite the best essay with this reference tool

Swaapr – Don’t waste money on books; swap with a student near you

Internmatch – Find the best internship for you

Piazza – Get quick answers to your questions from your TA or professor through this App

Binksty – Manage all your student loans

To learn more about each of the websites click here.