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
Acceptly – Breaks down the college application process step-by-step
OneSchool – Get to know your college campus with this app
Swaapr – Don’t waste money on books; swap with a student near 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.