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Selected for Verification?

by Brandi Lyndall   After submitting the FAFSA, you may have seen a note on your Student Aid Report (SAR) saying you’ve been selected for verification. Or, your college might have sent you an email telling you that you’ve been chosen. Verification is the federal process colleges use to confirm that the data reported on your FAFSA is accurate. So, here’s what you need to know to complete verification. First, Don’t assume you did anything wrong or incorrect. Som... Read More
at Thursday, June 20, 2019

Attention Adult Learners: We are Here to Help

If you’re an adult who is considering going back to school, chances are you are juggling a lot—a full-time job, family, tight budget and an already full plate of responsibilities. But, we are here to help. Whether you are looking to complete a college degree, certificate or credential for the first time, or you are going back to school to start a new career path, here’s some advice. First—Find your “WHY.” Whether you are seeking the personal feelings of a... Read More
at Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Camp College Helps Make Summer Count

Mississippi students have an opportunity to use their summer to get ahead in the college process by participating in Camp College, a free, week-long program designed to help rising seniors prepare for the transition from high school to college. Funded by the Woodward Hines Education Foundation, Camp College is held each summer at the three Get2College centers, located in Jackson, Southaven and Ocean Springs. Camp College begins the week of June 10 and registration is currently open. Camp Col... Read More
at Thursday, March 28, 2019

Understanding Financial Aid Offers

Think of a financial aid offer as an offer letter from the colleges and universities you have applied to. They typically arrive in March for most schools and can arrive as late as April for private, selective colleges. It is not uncommon to receive multiple financial aid offers from the same school—one detailing scholarship awards and one detailing need-based financial aid. These offers are available by logging into your school portal and spell out the details of your overall financial ... Read More
at Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Phi Theta Kappa Podcast

Get2College Assistant Director and Project Manager Kierstan Dufour sat down with Phi Theta Kappa President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner this week to talk FAFSA on the Phi Theta Kappa CEO Podcast. Take a listen to learn how to determine if you are a dependent or independent student, important information on FAFSA deadlines, how to complete the FAFSA if you are a DACA student, and more. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST Read More
at Thursday, December 20, 2018