Important New Financial Aid Date: October 1, 2016

Picture of October 1st on a Calendar

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

Free Microsoft Office

Slide for Installing Microsoft Office 2016

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.

Students’ Top Tips for Becoming an Engaged Learner

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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.

The post is available here.