Top Questions about the FAFSA

What should I (the student) do if my family has unusual circumstances that aren’t mentioned in the application? If you or your family has unusual circumstances (such as loss of employment, loss of benefits, death, or divorce), complete the FAFSA to the extent that you can and submit it as instructed. Then talk to the...
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Common Counseling Myths

Although perceptions are changing, many people still consider counseling to be the last resort for mentally weak or dysfunctional people. They believe that we should be able to manage our personal and relational problems without involving some stranger who does not even know them. That is a common myth about counseling, and nothing could be...
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Super Bowl XLVIII Commercials – Good or Bad?

Every year, the audience for the Super Bowl continues to expand, and every year, marketing and advertising professionals compete to be the best.  With the audience now at around 120 million viewers, marketers look to the Super Bowl to raise the most awareness for their advertising.  The only problem is that sometimes they just try...
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Making Decisions vs. Forming Habits

As my friend was starting a new chapter in life, she declared she would go ahead and live the type of life that would cause her to become the type of person she wanted to be.  No more intentions without actions. She thought about habits she wanted to form, and asked what practices she needed...
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Tips for Studying: Study to Teach

Note cards. Highlighting. Reading the book over and over again. All of these are great study tools but they don’t guarantee you will actually learn. My best study tip for students is this – “study to teach”.  Ask yourself this question – if your instructor invited you to teach his class the next day, would...
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5 Things to Know When Completing the FAFSA

Every college student seeking financial aid (either scholarships or loans) should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You and your parents will need a PIN. The first thing you will need to do is get a PIN for you and your parents. The PIN is your signature on the FAFSA and other...
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Engineering in Everyday Life

One of the most common questions I get asked by engineering students is “What is engineering?” A close second is “How does engineering relate to my life?” The most fundamental definition of an engineer is someone who creates solutions to the problems faced by humanity. A group of students in my freshmen class created a...
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