Spring Break is right around the corner, but don’t let a week away negatively impact the hard work you have put in already this academic semester. Are there assignments you can complete before you go, even if it requires extra effort? A full week of complete rest and relaxation just might be worth the sacrifice!
If finishing your projects before you leave isn’t a feasible option, About.com College Life’s Kelci Lynn Lucier offers some great tips in managing your homework during the upcoming break. Read her tips here.
National Nutrition Month® is an annual nutrition education and information campaign sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly known as the American Dietetic Association). This campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices, as well as developing good eating habits and physical activity habits. Proper nutrition is essential to the learning process, and good eating habits are essential to proper nutrition.
We want to make sure that when you dine with us, you have a well-balanced diet available to you. To help with this, we created a serving line called The DASH that is located in both Holmes Dining Hall and Tobey-Kendel Dining Room. This healthy line offers foods that are low in sodium, fat, and calories… but not low in flavor. The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) is recommended by the National Institutes of Health and The American Heart Association.
Click here to read more from UNC’s Chef Aran Essig about The Dash, good nutrition and UNC Dining Services.
If your student is classified as a Colorado resident for tuition purposes, they automatically qualify for the College Opportunity Fund (COF) stipend. This stipend is currently $64 per credit hour that the state pays towards their tuition bill.
If you do not see this stipend credit on your student’s Spring 2014 tuition bill, then your student may have not taken the steps necessary to receive this money. Please have your student contact the Office of the Registrar at 970-351-2231 or the Office of the Bursar at 970-351-2201 so we may help them complete the proper steps.
These steps need to be completed by the end of the term as we cannot apply the COF stipend for previous terms.
FREEZE! Your housing rate, that is. If you choose to return to live on campus in the same residence hall for a second year, we will lock your current 2013-14 rates for next year!
Pet-Friendly Rooms Available: UNC has designated pet-friendly floors (limited to dogs and cats that meet specific criteria) in Lawrenson Apartments. UNC does not charge a pet deposit or pet rent. Limited space is available, and students seeking to live in a pet-friendly room must complete the housing contract and a Pet-Friendly Agreement.
Gender Inclusive Living: All UNC housing options are gender inclusive. Now you can request to live in a gender-neutral room anywhere on campus. This allows residents of all gender identities and expression to cohabitate on campus. Select “Gender Inclusive” option listed in the Learning Community section of the housing application.
Add-A-Roomie and Save: Save up to $800 per semester with this option. Available in Lawrenson Apartments and Turner Hall suite-style rooms.
Lawrenson Apartment Option: One of the two-bed rooms is modified to a three-person room with one bunk bed and one single bed. Students who choose to live in the converted three-person room, rather than the two-person room, will save $800 per semester.
Turner Hall Suite-Style Room Option: One of the single bedrooms is modified to a two-person room with a bed and desk added. Students who choose to live in the converted two-person room, rather than the single-person room, will save $800 per semester.
*Limited rooms available in each location.
No Meal Plan Option: Live in Lawrenson Apartments, University Apartments, Arlington Park Apartments or University-Owned Houses, and you are not required to carry a meal plan. Even freshmen can choose this option.
*Available during regular hours at eligible dining locations.
Additional Upperclassmen Meal Options and Costs per semester:
10 Meals per week (this plan does not include Bonus Meals or Dining Dollars) $1,850 5 Meals per week (includes 30 Bonus Meals & $300 Dining Dollars) $1,620
Bear Plan Options and Costs per semester:
Bear Plan options are offered for those who live off-campus or in the following on-campus options: University Apartments, Arlington Park Apartments, University-Owned Houses or Lawrenson Apartments.
160 Bear Plan (averages 10 meals per week) $1,650 120 Bear Plan (averages 7-8 meals per week) $1,250 80 Bear Plan (averages 5 meals per week) $845 50 Bear Plan (averages 3 meals per week) $535 25 Bear Plan (averages 1-2 meals per week) $271 10 Bear Plan (averages <1 meal per week) $111
During Spring Break, mail for the residence halls will be delivered each day to the Tobey-Kendel main office (with the exception of Lawrenson Hall, where mail will continue as normal during the break). If you live in one of the other residence halls. then your Hall Director will deliver it starting March 22. Normal mail delivery will resume the week of March 24.
If you haven’t filled out a FAFSA yet, please log into the FAFSA website using your 4-digit PIN number and complete the 2014-15 application.
Once we have your FAFSA on file for you, then we will send you a Student Aid Report (SAR).
If we have a valid e-mail address on file for you, then we will send you an email within 3 to 5 days with instructions on how to access an online copy of your SAR.
If we do not have a valid email address on file, then we will mail your SAR within 7-10 days to the address we have on file.
The colleges that you listed on your FAFSA will have access to your information electronically one day after it is processed.
If your application is complete, then an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) will display on your SAR. If your application is incomplete, then your SAR will not include an EFC, but it will display text that specifies any issues that need to be resolved.
Make corrections to your FAFSA by clicking Login on the home page to log in to FAFSA . Click Make FAFSA Corrections, enter your PIN, and add or correct the information that caused your FAFSA to be incomplete. Submit your corrections.
Add or correct information on your paper SAR, sign it, and mail it to the address provided.
The EFC that displays on your SAR is a calculation based on the information that you reported on your FAFSA.
Your college uses the EFC to determine the amount of federal grants, loans, and work-study for which you may be eligible.
Your college will send you a financial aid award letter that details the financial aid you are eligible to receive.
Your EFC is not the amount of money your family will have to pay for college nor is it the amount of federal student aid you will receive. It is a number used by your school to calculate the amount of federal student aid you are eligible to receive.
** Your school, your state, or Federal Student Aid may ask you to verify the accuracy of the information you provide on the FAFSA .
With Spring Break only being two weeks away most people are looking for a fun and fairly inexpensive way to get away for the week. Outdoor Pursuits is offering several spring break adventures that are reasonably priced a packed with fun!
If skiing and snowboarding is your thing, then you can go for three days to a beautiful cabin set in the Rockies and ski your heart out. The trip is $250 for the entire three days and can be put on your student bill to help you manage the cost. If you prefer National Parks to skiing, you could go on the National Park tour that takes you to Arches, the Grand Canyon, and Joshua Tree for the same $250. If you are a camper or hiker, you might even enjoy the Moab spring break trip that allows you to camp, hike, and mountain bike in Moab, Utah for the same $250.
Have you ever stressed out over having an application due for a scholarship or a study abroad program you are dying to do? Well, I have. I have a dozen of tabs open, flipping between the requirements, the program, fees, and other things. Why don’t I make this easier for all of you?
Many are unaware that if you are utilizing your VA benefits while going to school, you are eligible for tutoring services. Cool, right? So, I hear ya, “There has to be a catch?” Yes… and no. Here are the eligibility requirements:
The student must be in a postsecondary program half time or…