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Counselor Connection April 2018

Save money by taking more classes each semester Taking more classes each semester may help students cut the cost of college. That’s important if they will need student loans to help pay for their education. A full-time load for undergraduate students is usually 12 credit hours per semester. Associate’s degrees usually require 60 credit hours to finish, bachelor’s degrees 120 hours. At 12 hours each semester, students need five semesters to finish an associate’s degree and 10 semesters to finish a bachelor’s degree. By taking 15 hours per semester, they can finish an associate’s degree in four semesters and a bachelor’s degree in eight semesters. Most colleges don’t charge any more for 15 hours than they do for 12 hours. That might save students thousands of dollars in tuition and fees.

Scholarship spotlight Southern Automotive Women’s Forum Scholarship Eligibility: Must: • be a female high school senior, GED graduate or college student. • be enrolled or be enrolling in an accredited college or university in Alabama or another southern state. • be pursuing a degree in a science, technology, engineering, math or automotive field. • be interested in or already be pursuing a career in an automotive-related field. • be enrolled at least half time in at least 2 consecutive academic terms. • maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA and at least a 3.0 GPA in the major.

When planning their schedule, students should think about taking that extra class each semester. The sooner they earn their degree, the sooner they can start job hunting.

Award: Varies Number: Varies Deadline: June 1 Apply online at: http://southernautomotivewomen. org/scholarship-application/ -3-

April 2018 al cc  
April 2018 al cc