Tuesday, October 10, 2017

It's #EarlyFAFSA!

You must complete the FAFSA every year that you are attending school. The FAFSA you are completing now is for 2018-19. REMEMBER: You must complete your FAFSA every year!!

Starting OCT 1, students planning to enroll during Summer, 2018, Fall, 2018, Spring, 2019 and Summer, 2019 can complete the 2018-2019 FREE Application for Federal Student Aid

Get your jump start by completing the FAFSA and the online NEIU Scholarship Application (AcademicWorks) to maximize gift assistance ahead of next Fall.

Let those days of long lines, spring applications and summer verification documents be in the past. The new days allow for early estimates, early completion, early packaging, early registration and early disbursement!

Would you prefer not completing the FAFSA alone? Well we have an answer for you!  Below is a listing of opportunities from quick answers to one-on-one assistance with completion of the FAFSA and the online NEIU Scholarship application!  Come join us!  Simply bring your 2016 income information and your beautiful smile!

Wednesday, October 11th
#EarlyFAFSA Completion Workshop
CICS / 5:30pm – 8:00pm
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Wednesday, October 11th
#EarlyFAFSA TRIO FAFSA Completion 
Library Rm. 401 - 4th floor / 2-4pm
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Thursday, October 12th
#EarlyFAFSA TRIO FAFSA Completion 
Library Rm. 401 - 4th floor / 2-4pm
#EarlyFAFSA FYE Peer Mentor Completion Training 
Library Lower Level Classroom / 3-4pm
#EarlyFAFSA The Nest Completion Workshop
The Nest Complex / 4-6pm / BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop)
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Saturday, October 14th
#EarlyFAFSA Completion Workshop
NEIU Main Campus / CBM - 158 / 10am-2pm
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Thursday, October 19th
#EarlyFAFSA Promotional Table Village Square
10am-12pm & 12pm-2pm
This message was sent on behalf of Financial Aid, Scholarships & Student Employment.  For additional information, contact financial-aid@neiu.edu or (773) 442-5016.  

Friday, October 6, 2017

You May Be Eligible For Free or Low-cost Health Insurance!!

Find out about Affordable Care Act health insurance plans and eligibility – you may be eligible for free or low-cost health insurance!

A trained health insurance outreach and enrollment specialist from PCC Community Wellness Center will be on campus on Thursday, October 5 and Thursday, October 19 in Village Square from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and in the NEIU Student Food Pantry (E-050A) from 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

The NEIU Student Food Pantry and Student Health Services will be co-sponsoring a biweekly outreach table during October about health insurance options. Information and assistance will be provided for students and other members of the university community interested in applying for ACA health insurance plans.

No one plans to get sick or hurt, but health insurance helps pay for the costs if you do. Medicaid (free health insurance) or low-cost health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace may be an option for you. The outreach specialist can answer your questions.

If you have any questions about this program please email Shannon Sibel: student-pantry@neiu.edu or Student Health Services: health-services@neiu.edu.

Originally posted on behalf of Academic and Community Partnerships and Student Health Services by Travis Truitt, Director of Student Media.
 

Ombuds Now Available To Assist Students

In July 2012, Northeastern established the Ombuds Office as a confidential, informal, impartial, and independent resource for employees with a workplace concern. If a student contacted the Ombuds, the Ombuds referred the student to other resources. Beginning today, faculty and staff can refer students with a University concern to the Ombuds.
It is a natural progression for the Northeastern Ombuds to see students as well as staff and faculty. Ombuds offices on college campuses were originally just for students. Today, most university ombuds serve employees and students. Current procedures for referrals of students to resources such as to the Dean of Students or Student Counseling will still be followed. The Ombuds Office merely becomes a complementary office to other student resources already in place.
The main benefit for students is the opportunity to informally talk to a person at the University who will confidentially listen to their concerns, provide information about University offices and policies, help them think through their situation, and assist them in developing options. In addition, the Ombuds can help with conflict resolution. The Ombuds, however, does not take sides in a conflict, investigate, decide who is right or wrong, or advocate for the student.
As a reminder, the only exceptions to the Ombuds keeping the meeting and content confidential is when the Ombuds believes there is an imminent risk of serious harm, suspects child abuse or neglect, or is compelled by a court. Due to the confidentiality of the Ombuds Office, visiting the Ombuds does not put the University on legal notice of a complaint or concern.
Visits to the Ombuds are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, email Bradley Ginn at b-ginn@neiu.edu.


Originally posted on behalf of Bradley Ginn, Ombuds, by Anthony Nettekoven, Library.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Attend Obama Foundation Summit on 10/31, 11/1 in Chicago

The Obama Foundation is sponsoring a summit in Chicago on 10/31 and 11/1 which will welcome civic leaders from around Chicago, the U.S. and the world. The goal of this summit is to engage hundreds of leaders from around the world to exchange ideas, explore creative solutions to common problems, and experience civic art, technology, and music from around the world.

The foundation is saving a handful of spots for individuals through Obama.org.  https://www.obama.org/summit/ 
 
The primary target audience is "incredible young leaders who are passionate about social change and civic engagement" who are "active in their community, and will bring a unique perspective to share with other attendees". Many NEIU students fit this description.
 
Please note that applications for the summit close on September 27 at 6:00 pm.

There are also a number of other opportunities to engage through the Obama Foundation. This article provides a nice overview http://chicagoist.com/2017/09/13/obama_foundation_will_host_inaugura.php 
 
These include a fellowship program (which sounds like a wonderful opportunity for early career faculty or alums 'who are at a “tipping point” stage in their careers') and a series of training days for individuals between 18 - 24. 
 
One of these training days is in Chicago on October 14.

FAFSA Completion Sessions in October



The following TRIO-sponsored FAFSA Completion Sessions will be held in October at the TRIO offices on the 4th floor of Ronald Williams Library.

STOP BY ANY TIME during the sessions listed below to complete your FAFSA. It only takes a few minutes. You do not have to remain for the two hours that the FAFSA advisor is available. 

Date
Wednesday
October 4, 2017
Thursday
October 5, 2017
Wednesday
October 11, 2017
Thursday
October 12, 2017
Time
10:00am
to
12:00pm
10:00am
to
12:00pm
2:00pm
to
4:00pm
2:00pm
to
4:00pm
Location
LIB 401
LIB 401
LIB 401
LIB 401

Monday, September 11, 2017

GRE Test Prep Course

Sept. 20 to Oct. 25
6:00 to 8:00 pm
BBH 112


This six session, 15 hour course created and delivered by Next Step Test Preparation will offer valuable content review and strategic advice to help first time GRE test takers as well as re-takers. This class will make use of official GRE practice materials as well as quality content created by Next Step's GRE team. Students will also have the opportunity to take two proctored GRE computer adaptive tests. The instructor, Stefan, has over a decade of test prep experience not only with the GRE but also the GMAT and LSAT. His teaching goes beyond simply reviewing content and answering questions--Stefan has the unique ability to help each student understand how the GRE is a reasoning test and should be approached critically, using logic and common sense, rather than simply brute force calculation. Coming out of this class, students will be able to tackle the GRE efficiently on their own, both avoiding traps and seizing upon shortcuts that lead to correct answers reliably and quickly. Students taking this class will also learn the value of creating their own game plan for the GRE based on their strengths, weaknesses and scoring needs. They will have all of the tools necessary for success on test day.