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How to Succeed as an Online Student

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While many people are skeptical about, incorrectly assuming that a face to face relationship with an instructor is vital to the learning process.    For many, however, a traditional on-campus approach to learning just isn’t viable. In these cases, the ability to work from home on a more flexible timetable it keys to the student’s ability to learn and, in this article, we’ll be looking at ways you can excel as an online-only student. Create a Learning Schedule One of the great benefits of online learning is the flexibility it brings to the learning process. However, this can also make..


How To Mentally Prepare For Going Back Into Education

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Going back into education after some time away from it can be a difficult thing to come to terms with. Ideally, you’ll want to be arriving on your first day bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, so, to help out, here are some easy to implement ways to mentally prepare for going back into education. Get Some Sleep The night before a nerve-wracking day, it can be easy to spend the whole night lying there with your eyes open, worrying about tomorrow.   While this is entirely understandable, it won’t get you anywhere. Instead, take a bath, listen to your favorite music or..


What is the Federal Pell Grant?

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A Pell Grant is a subsidy the U.S. federal government provides for students who need it to fund their attendance at college. Generally, Federal Pell Grants are limited to students who can both demonstrate financial need and who have not earned their first bachelor's degree. History of the Pell Grant In 1965, Congress passed the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), which included not only grants but also low-interest loans to students who did not qualify for grants. Student aid programs administered by the US Department of Education are contained in Title IV of the HEA which is why they..


Why You Should Consider Returning to Education as an Adult

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Expanding your education as an adult can seem daunting, many mature students are worried that they won’t fit it, or that the benefits of taking a course won’t outweigh its cost.    However, education for mature students can actually be easier, rather than more difficult, as their base of education, experience, and knowledge gives them an advantage over other students. And an easier ride the second time around isn’t the only benefit returning to education can offer a mature student. Growing your professional network Attending school with other adult learners is an excellent chance to grow your professional network. During..


There Is Still Time to Apply for Title IV Federal Student Aid

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For the 2020-2021 school year, the FAFSA filing season opened on October the 1st, but there is still time to apply for Title IV Federal Student Aid.    To get any college aid, students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid and nearly every student is eligible for some form of financial assistance. As of last year, 77% of undergraduate families completed the FAFSA, up from roughly 70% a year earlier.   More than 8 in 10 families tap scholarships and grants, money that does not have to be repaid, and more than half of families borrow or..


Can I Afford to Return to Education?

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More and more modern career choices require you to have a certain level of education or qualifications. This means, if you want to switch careers, you’ll normally have to enter a period of education to gain the skills you need on your new career path.   One of the major obstacles that people come across when thinking about returning to education is the cost. Thankfully, the Federal Government makes grant money available for those looking to retain to better their employment potential.    So, if you are thinking about returning to education, but are worried about how you can afford..


The Best Healthcare Careers for Introverts

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Would you prefer to be working in a quiet environment where you can remain focusing on your work without being distracted? Does the thought of enforced social stimulation or interaction make you feel uncomfortable?   There are a lot of misconceptions about introverts; that they’re antisocial, unfriendly, shy or lonely. The reality is that introverts are just normal people who get their energy from spending time alone.   The good news is, the healthcare sector has interesting career options for the less socially minded and that’s what we’ll be looking at in this article. Medical Lab Technician A medical lab..


The Benefits of Returning to Education

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Returning to education as an adult can be a nerve-wracking process, many mature students have been out of education for years, even decades, and the financial pressure of not having a full-time job can be daunting. However, the benefits of retraining to find yourself a new career are many and, with the help of Federal Student Aid, the financial obstacles are increasingly being removed. So if you are considering coming back to education, here are some reasons why now is the best time to enroll at Northwest Career College and start working towards the job of your dreams. Increased Career..


Why Logistics Is a Great Career Opportunity for Veterans

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Napoleon Bonaparte was famously quoted as saying “an army marches on its stomach” while the famous Roman statesman and general said “The sinews of war are infinite money.” Both of these men, well versed in war, understood that logistics was the backbone of the military, and that has never been truer than today.   In the age of global warfare, logistics makes or breaks a campaign, as supply chains can stretch around the world. This being the case, it is unsurprising that many soldiers play a role in the army logistics chain.   Once veterans leave the service, that logistics..


What You Need for Your First Day of College Classes at Northwest

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Your first day of classes in any new environment, even one as friendly and welcoming as Northwest, can be pretty daunting. There’s a lot for you to learn, a lot of new faces and places, and a lot a people bustling busy around.   While we can’t help with how busy you’ll be, beyond providing you with flexible class options to suit you busy Las Vegas life, we can make things a little easier by giving you a checklist of what you’ll need, in terms of equipment, for your first day of college classes at Northwest. Your College Essentials A..