It’s almost the end of February and this semester is pumping on all cylinders. From the busyness of the course load, to the various campaigns we at OneStop are currently tackling, exhaustion isn’t even a thought in many of our minds. However, we haven’t stopped smiling and are ready for the rest of the year. With the changing of the seasons and March marching its way to our campus, there are just a few business matters to keep in mind.
As a reminder, one of the most important forms to fill out is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2016-17 year. Remember, the FAFSA will determine your student aid eligibility. Additionally, the sooner you fill out the FAFSA, the sooner the school will be able to send out your award letter. Important dates to remember regarding this form; File FAFSA after January 1st, priority filing date is March 1st, and our financial aid department will be writing award letters starting mid-April. Please go to https://fafsa.ed.gov/ for the proper forms. Our school code for St. Scholastica is 002343.
For some students, please be aware that on March 1, 2016 registration holds will be placed on accounts with a balance greater than $499.99. If your balance falls into this category, your student will be unable to register for fall 2016 semester until their balance is below $500, or they’ve established a payment plan for the current balance. Also, if they are graduating in May we won’t be able to issue their diploma or an official transcript until their balance is below $25.00.
Last, we are working very hard to make sure each student is helped in every way possible. From our mounds of candy, to our one-on-one counseling sessions available by appointment, we are your ally in managing the business side of being a student. So as the weather goes from snow to rain to sunshine, don’t be a stranger to OneStop and as always, if you have questions or concerns, please contact OneStop at 218-723-6570 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” - Chinese Philosopher Laozi
Posted by Thomas Gallegos
OneStop Student Services Counselor
The College of St. Scholastica