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Moving Forward

Updated: Aug 2, 2021

What Next?

You've applied to college, gotten accepted and committed, what's next?

Before you start celebrating there are still a couple things you need to get out of the way.

#1) Make sure you fill out your FAFSA

This very important. So pay very close attention.

What FAFSA stands for is Free Application for Federal Student Aid. What this does is give students the necessary aid they may need to attend and pay for college.

Some parent's and students forget to fill out their FAFSA and then at the beginning of a college semester, they have to foot the bill for $25,000 worth of tuition overnight that they can't afford.

What the FAFSA does is that it helps students by taking on that bill for them so that they don't have to worry about it until after they've graduated and found a great job. So instead of a student having to pay $25,000 overnight at the end of a semester, they can pay that off after they've already graduated and are making $100,000 / year.

If you'd like more information about the FAFSA, how to apply, and what it is, you can learn more about it here.

#2) Keep your grades up

A trap many students fall into is that they believe that once they get into a college they are "done." While this is true for the most part, it is critical that student maintain their grades all the way through to the end of their senior year.

After a student gets into college, their school expects a certain level of performance from them. If this performance decreases a little bit from A's and B's to B's and B+'s that's fine. But, if it slips from A's and B's to C's and D's, that's a huge concern and the college might rescind that student's acceptance for that reason. As a general rule of thumb, it is always a good idea to maintain your grades, for the most part, right up until graduation time. Then afterward, you can have the largest party of your life as you're officially "finished."

Finally, for the third thing a student needs to do before you go to college:

#3) Have fun!

High-school has been a long four years and you've put in lots of effort to get to where you are right now. Go have fun. Create new experiences with the friends from your high-school and cherish the times you have now because before you know it, 10 years will pass and they be only memories. Live as much as you can and enjoy yourself, you've earned it!

Closing Words

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We're glad you've stuck with us this far and look forward to continuing this journey with you when we release our next post in the newsletter.

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