Quick "March" Monthly Checklist

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Use this checklist to review those tasks that should be completed by the start of March:

  • You should receive your Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Federal Government indicating your eligibility for financial aid. Sign and return the SAR to the school(s) you are attending.
  • You must complete and submit your Free Application For Student Aid (FAFSA) before receiving the Student Aid Report (SAR).
  • Contact the financial aid office of the schools to which you applied. Make sure they have all the information they need.
  • Take the CLEP Test to test out of some college classes:
    • the collegeboard administers the AP exams. This site has all the information you need including test programs and dates:
      collegeboard.com
  • If you are taking any college entrance exams, check your dates:
  • Search diligently for potential scholarship awards:
    over $24.3 billion
    worth of scholarships and grants in one location


    Beware of potential scholarship scams. A general rule to follow is, "if they request money from you in order to get money", they are likely a scam:

    Information on detecting scholarship scams:
    see our scholarship module
  • Do you have a place to live while at school:
    see our moving center for housing information
  • Men 18 years or older
    must be registered for Selective Service to receive federal financial aid.

    You can register online:
    sss.gov
  • Start getting yourself ready for college:
  • Attention Students:
    • start saving with this cost advantage program for students. Cardholders save up to 50% OFF at more than 20,000 discount locations across the country:
      studentadvantage.com
    • also review how to best to manage your student funds by using pre-paid credit to manage spend:
      view pre-paid credit cards

Preview the Financial Aid Process

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Let's talk money for college —
jump over to our College Financial Aid Guide

understand the financial aid process
submitting the FAFSA form for federal aid
review the student aid report
get the financial award letter

If you applied early to your college, you should have received your acceptance notice and Financial Award Package from your school:
see the April Plan

Finalize Your Scholarship Search

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March is scholarship essay completion time. Many scholarships will require an essay for consideration. Get help reviewing your essay from experts:

There are plenty of scholarships available. So do your research:

begin your search for over $24.3 billion
worth of scholarships and grants in one location

Beware of potential scholarship scams. There are unscrupulous web sites and email campaigns that are trying to get your money. A general rule to follow is,

"if they request money from you in order to get money",

they are likely a scam:

Find a Summer Job

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Use the summer to raise money you will need for college. Money earned can be used for tuition, housing, transportation and for fun entertainment.

If you worked last summer with a job you liked, go back and see if you can work with them again this coming summer. Or try to find a different summer job that fits your career goals:

jump over to our job center to search summer opportunities

More Job Related Sites

Summer work programs:

Internship Programs:

  • internships in your field of interest is a great way to get experience that will help you college
    internships
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Make It Happen!

How?

By building the discipline in four distinct character traits.

1) physical
2) educational
3) social
4) spiritual

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Making the Move!

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What do you need when you move to college?

1) bed sheets
2) toothbrush
3) cooling fan
4) medicine box
5) hand vac
6) plus so much more

Grab our college moving checklist to help you pack for the big move

FREE: Moving Checklist

Save on Textbooks

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The cost of college textbooks can run as high as $800-$1,000 or more per semester. So shop around for:

1) new textbooks
2) used textbooks
3) rental textbooks

Shop and compare best deals from multiple online merchants.

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Job Center

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So what kind of jobs are availabe in your study at college?

Let's take a look to see if opportunities in your field are available and what skills sets you need:

Link to Job Center

Achieving Success

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Achieving success in life requires 3 key ingredients:

1) planning
2) discipline
3) execution

Open our success module for FREE guides on these key success points.

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Helpful Tools

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How can we help with college planning?

1) planning forms
2) manage money tips
3) job search
4) financial guides
5) calculators
6) plus so much more

Jump over to our tool for college planning and financial decision making.

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