Tuesday, May 15

The NEW FAFSA4caster!

We all know that you need to complete the FAFSA between January 1 and June 30 of the year you plan to attend school. (Applying online is the faster and easier way at www.fafsa.ed.gov. )

BUT, have you heard of the FAFSA4caster!?!?

The FAFSA4caster is a tool to help you get a jumpstart on the financial aid process. This online financial aid estimator will calculate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) – the indicator used by colleges to estimate your family´s ability to contribute towards the cost of your education. FAFSA4caster calculates your eligibility, which will vary based on the accuracy of the information you provide.

FAFSA4caster is not an official FAFSA Application or submission. So when you're ready to apply for aid, you easily transition information from FAFSA4caster to FAFSA on the Web. Much of the information that you enter in the FAFSA4caster will populate your FAFSA on the Web application, making the experience of applying for federal student aid a whole lot easier!

Website:
http://www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov
Link is also listed under "Important Websites".

The Fafsa4caster website also provides you with an opportunity to increase your knowledge of the financial aid process; become familiar with the various types of federal student aid that are available; and investigate other sources of aid, such as grants and scholarships.

So help make your future forecast a bright one by planning now for college. Try the FAFSA4caster now! Give Kacey Miller a call if you have any questions or need assistance.

Wednesday, May 2

Northwest Campus Blog

I look forward to using this site for staying connected with you all. Before long this will be something that we will not be able to do without. Thanks, Kacey.

Welcome

Welcome to the Northwest Campus Student Blog! I am really excited to start posting and using this as a tool in communicating with you all. As time progresses and we get more familiar with this, I'd like you to start posting important information also.

I know being a distant student is challenging. Having solid communication strategies (and opportunities) will further guarantee your success in your educational career and in life. Sharing this blog will only strengthen our efforts in staying informed and connected. This is new for me too, so we're experiencing this together. Learning continues long after you receive your degree...

Check the blog regularly as other NWC's Advisors will be posting as well. We will have a variety of things to share with you. If you have something you'd like to share, please email me and I'd be happy to review and post it for you. Just a reminder: This is strictly a Northwest Campus Student blog, so let's keep it focused on Academia and you. :)
I'm excited, so let's get started!