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Organizing Time in College: 5 Life Hacks

For any student, how they manage their time in college can define not only how well they do in the classroom, but also how well they're able to keep their mental health afloat. Even though most people know this, it's still common to encounter peers who dread the fact that they don't have the time to do all they have to get done during the day/week, and end up forced into getting things ticked off of their to-do list at the last minute. The truth is that practicing appropriate time management is a difficult thing to do, however it isn't impossible once you get the hang of it, and it will definitely save you the worrying. To lend you a hand, here's 5 life hacks to help you distribute and manage your time appropriately, so that you can get everything done on time and with less stress.

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Dorm & Housing – What You WON’T Need to Buy

We’re sure you’re aware that appliances, furniture, school supplies, and all the possible items that you would need for your dorm or apartment are essential during the college season. However, are all these “essentials” truly essential when you move into your dorm or apartment for college? Will you consistently use them? Well quite frankly, not all the items you might presume you’ll need for your dorm/apartment is necessary, and that’s okay! With this in mind, lets highlight the items you wouldn’t necessarily need to buy.

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How To Look After Your Mental Health In College

Taking good care of your mental health when you start college should be your top priority. It can very exciting to start this new chapter of your life, but it also means that you're going to experience a lot of changes on your own. Going to college means starting a whole new phase without the guidance of your parents or family members. This can be stressful to some students because it means leaving home and exploring new things without help from anyone. New campus, new friends, and new experiences will bring you so much joy. However, it might also make you stressed and worried.

Non-Custodial Parent Waivers: What to expect, how to complete them, and how to get your supplementary information.

For students that only have one custodial parent, financial aid applications can be quite scary, let alone complicated. I am hoping that with this article, we can lessen the burden that first-generation and low-income students face during the college application and financial aid process.