Lesson of the day: DON’T PROCRASTINATE!

This is a picture of the line to the Financial Aid Office at DVC today at 9am (our office opened at 9am).

Since Spring Semester, we’ve noted the October 4th deadline to submit documentation to our office for processing for the Fall Semester. To avoid lines like you see in the picture, regardless of whether it’s for Financial Aid or not, give yourself ample time to complete the process.

Financial Aid is a PROCESS. That means that there are multiple steps along the way that require time to complete.

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3 responses to “Lesson of the day: DON’T PROCRASTINATE!

  1. Susan Turnquist

    I just want to say that I’m very grateful for the opportunity, as a displaced homemaker, to return to college to earn my degree. I work very hard at maintaining a very high GPA while raising a family, homeschooling my children, running a home business and being a student aid.

    We, who are already in over our heads and doing all we can to finish our goal, work very hard to keep all of our “plates” spinning without dropping any important ones. It seems having us complete online seminars and redundant paperwork virtually each semester can be a huge amount of overkill, and almost punitive. Is this all really necessary?

    I am not trying to get a degree on “financial aid”. This time could be more wisely spent on one of the many essays I have to write to get A’s in my classes. Please do something to streamline the process…

    Respectfully,
    Susan

    • dvcfinaid

      Hi Susan. Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately there are certain requirements that we have to ask our students to complete in order for us to be in compliance with federal and state regulations. Though these seminars and online orientation may seem redundant, many students need to know information about financial aid and what requirements they need to meet in order to continue to receive it. As an office, we want students to be prepared and knowledgeable about the information up front rather than lose out on their financial aid after they have been placed on suspension.

      The Financial Aid Orientation should only be taken once. The Survival Guide Online Seminar could be replaced by an appointment with an Academic Counselor.

  2. Susan Puetz

    Thank you for the information. Perhaps it was all an oversight. I’ve been required to take both of those seminars numerous times…

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