Housing and Meals Explained

Now, that you’ve chosen your college your next step is planning! Will you be dorming on campus or live at home? What meal option will you choose? These are new and sometimes confusing choices to make. Sometimes, your financial aid may not cover these costs. Be sure you know how much this will all cost, so you know how to budget. Each campus has its own system with unique options and prices. Make sure you know before you go. 

 

To learn more about housing and meal options when comparing schools, download this guide Housing and Meals Explained.  Guide provided by DecidED 

 

 

Tuition and Fees Explained

Navigating your financial aid award letter can be confusing because of all the unknown terms and definitions. It is important to understand your total attendance cost so that you determine what you may need to pay out of pocket. 

Tuition and Fees are part of the expenses on your financial aid award letter. Tuition refers to the cost of attendance and fees are other expenses like room and board, meal plans, and books! 

To learn more about tuition and fees, download this guide Tuition and Fees Explained. Guide provided by DecidED 

 

 

Diversity

When choosing what college to attend, one of the most important components to consider is the campus’s diversity. Not only in terms of race or ethnicity of the student population but also considering how diverse the campus is in terms of cultural background, geographic location, sexual orientations, gender identities, and abilities. These components tend to get overlooked because we are caught up in the beauty of the campus or its reputation.

Diversity is crucial. You must be able to relate to your peers and feel comfortable knowing that your values align with the campus you will earn your degree in. 

 

To learn more about why and how to consider diversity when comparing schools, download this guide Diversity. Guide provided by DecidED 

 

 

Undocu-Immigrant Mental Health Grounding & Self-Care Toolkit

Undocu-Immigrant Mental Health Grounding & Self-Care Toolkit

2021 is here! Although it is a new year, 2020 left behind a lot of stress, anxiety, and anguish. If you could use some self-care and grounding tips, stick around because we got you covered! Immigrants Rising has come up with a grounding and self-care toolkit to get you started on your healing journey! 

Practical Ways to Decrease Stress & Anxiety in Any Situation: 

Mindfulness & Meditation 

Meditation reduces stress and anxiety, develops awareness of the breath and body, and helps the mind focus on the present moment. 

Grounding 

Grounding is a quick and effective way to reduce the intensity of emotions and anxiety. Use your five senses to soothe and reset your nervous system: Sight, Hearing, Smell, Taste, and Touch.

Breathing Exercises 

Deep breathing increases the supply of oxygen to your brain and stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, which promotes a state of physical and emotional calmness/soothness. Check out Breathing Bubble, a guided breathing exercise.

In the mood for writing? Learn about your triggers and write down what they look and feel like. Next, begin journaling and thinking about what you need right now.
For the full PDF toolkit, click here.

5 Scholarships for Undergraduate Students: Due December 2020

5 Scholarships for Undergraduate Students: Due December 2020

Has your financial aid been impacted due to the challenges that COVID-19 has presented? Same here! Paying for our education is a challenge. Especially when it comes to navigating scholarships and loans. If your financial aid has been impacted and you are finding ways to pay for your education, check out these 5 scholarships below! Good Luck!

5 Scholarships for Undergraduate Students 

  1. Creative Safety Supply Scholarship
    • Deadline: December 15, 2020
    • Amount: $1,000
    • Eligibility: Citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States. Enrolled in a college, university, or vocational school for the upcoming term. Has a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
    • Region: National
    • Field of Study: Any
    • To Apply: https://www.creativesafetysupply.com/scholarship/
  2. Feldco Windows, Siding and Doors Scholarship
    • Deadline: December 15, 2020
    • Amount: $1,000
    • Eligibility: A legal U.S. resident. Currently enrolled in a college/university or will be enrolled in a college/university in 2020.
    • Region: National
    • Field of Study: Any
    • To Apply: https://www.4feldco.com/scholarship/
  3. Robert J DeBry Scholarship
    • Deadline: December 15, 2020
    • Amount: $2,500
    • Eligibility: All currently enrolled college students who are attending a college in the US are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Winners will be asked to provide proof of enrollment.
    • Region: National
    • Field of Study: Any
    • To Apply: https://robertdebry.com/scholarship/
  4. University Frames Scholarship
    • Deadline: December 15, 2020
    • Amount: $1,000
    • Eligibility: 3rd-year students and above who are enrolled at any U.S. college or university and have a GPA of at least 3.0. High school students are not eligible for this scholarship.
    • Region: National
    • Field of Study: Any
    • To Apply: https://www.universityframes.com/scholarship-program
  5. Aceable Scholarship
    • Deadline: December 20, 2020
    • Amount: $500
    • Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled at or planning to attend a 2-4 year university or community college, graduate school program, or trade school located in the continental US. Upon notice of winning the scholarship, the winner will need to supply a current proof of enrollment or letter of acceptance to receive their scholarship check.*
    • Region: National
    • Field of Study: Any
    • To Apply: https://www.aceableagent.com/scholarships/