The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for next school year (2017-2018) will be available in less than a month, on October 1st. Normally, the application would not be available until January 1, 2017. It is important that anyone seeking financial aid for next school year fill out the FAFSA early, especially because the Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP) Grant program uses the initial application date to determine student eligibility for MAP funding. It is recommended you file in October or early November. Read the full announcement from the JALC Financial Aid Office posted below. Continue reading →
John A. Logan Students can download and install Microsoft Office 2016 on their personal computers for free. The download is available for both Windows and Mac computers. It may be installed on up to 5 computers.
To install the software, you just need to login to your Volmail account and go to the app settings page. See the video below for a demonstration.
How do you juggle your career, classes, family, and friends? Deb Levy, a certified life and business coach, and a Harvard Extension School workshop leader, offers five tips to help you find success in and out of the classroom.
Cengage Learning has a post over at the Engaging Minds blog by Tami Strang addressing tips for students about how to become a more engaged learner. The tips have to do with note taking, studying, participating, etc. There are 10 tips provided by students to help other students become more engaged and successful in the learning.
This week’s resource is one of the JALC Library online databases: Academic Search Complete. The database is available both on campus and off campus to faculty and students (see links below). The library has also created a video tutorial for using Academic Search Complete.
If you do not check your JALC Volmail account regularly, you can miss important information from your instructors or the college. If you prefer to receive your mail at a different email address, you can forward your Volmail to that account. This video shows the process.