Tuesday Tips from South Seattle Community College

A weekly email with important information to help you be successful at South! These emails are important because you'll be in the know about events on campus, important deadlines, scholarship opportunities, workshops, helpful tips for classes and more.

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Summer 2014 - Week 3: Mid-Quarter Check-in & Fall Quarter Prep

It's mid-quarter and time to plan for the next steps! Here's a check-in email to help you track a few important upcoming dates. Use this as a checklist to get a good start on Fall quarter deadlines. Fall quarter starts on Monday, September 22nd.

  • Don't know what to take next quarter?  Schedule an Advising appointment online, by phone 206-934-5387 or drop-in for a quick appointment, RSB Lobby.
  • The Fall quarter tuition deadline for previously registered students is Monday, August 25th. Pay online to secure your class!
  • Need to start a payment plan for Fall quarter tuition? The FACTS Payment Plan is still open, enroll in a plan by this Friday, July 25th and put 30% down payment with 4 additional payments through November 5th.
  • Know what classes are left in your program. Track your progress with Degree Audit!
  • It's never too early to buy your books for Fall quarter! Start looking for textbooks now from the Bookstore or sell back your used books. Also find great deals for used books through your peers, online, or the textbook exchange wall in the Library!

Word of the Week: Prerequisite - The requirement(s) that must be met before a student may enroll in a particular course
or program. A prerequisite might be completion of a given class before enrollment in a more advanced
class, or a satisfactory score on a placement test.

Summer 2014 - Week 3: Be Financially Savvy this Summer

Summer is a great time of year to soak up the sun, travel, and party. There are a lot of ways to do this on a budget or for free. Planning ahead for a trip and researching for great deals can help you save hundreds of dollars.  Here are some tips and lists of ways to save money this summer.

  • There’s only one thing better than getting a good price on something, and that’s getting it for free. Check out these great deals.
  • Good and Cheap is a tasty collection of recipes for those on a budget. Impress your friends with these amazing dishes at your next BBQ. Download a Free recipe book today!
  • Join us every Wednesday @ 1:00pm in LIB 217 to learn more about financial aid, student loans, budgeting and more. Check out the workshop schedule today!
  • Need help with budgeting, saving, or mapping out your financial future? Stop by the WorkSource office, Main Campus RSB 79 and Georgetown Campus Building B #124, for FREE financial counseling every Thursday & Friday from 9:00 -4:00pm.
  • Sign up for SALT! SALT is an online financial empowerment tool to help you become financially savvy. Check it out today!

Word of the Week:  Financial Literacy - You're money savvy, or the knowledge you have about money—specifically budgeting, financial planning, saving, managing debt, and investing.

Summer 2014 - Week 2: 5 Tips for Surviving Summer Quarter

with 50% refund. Speak to Financial Aid to make sure you don't owe a repayment. 

  • #1 Stay ahead on your readings and preparations for class. It's easy to get distracted by the sun and summertime fun, (trust us) being academically prepared is worth it!
  • #2 Take advantage of the tutors on campus. Check to see if one of our Tutoring Centers fit your needs, hours are posted on their webpage. Don't forget that the Library has check-out rooms for small-groups.
  • #3 Bring snacks and stay hydrated throughout the day. This will help boost your energy levels in class.
  • #4 Go at your own pace and don't categorize yourself! Manage your time according to your schedule.
  • #5 In between classes, take a quick trip to nearby Alki Beach Park to toss a frisbee, play some beach volleyball, or just unwind. When you come back to campus, you will be refreshed and ready for class!

Word of the Week: ORCA Card - is a transit pass that is accepted by several transit systems like King Country Metro buses and Sound Transit. Students enrolled in 10 credits or more can purchase an ORCA card at a discounted price. See the cashiers for information.

Summer 2014 - Week 1: Welcome to Summer Quarter

South welcomes you to Summer Quarter! Check your Tuesday Tips weekly email to get important information, deadlines and resources. FREE to your inbox every Tuesday! REMINDER: It's a short week, all college campuses are closed this Friday, July 4th for Independence Day. 

  • Student Services is running on summer quarter hours, Mondays - Thursdays, 8:00am - 4:30pm and Fridays, 9:00am - 1:00pm.  
  • Tuition is now due at the time of registration, pay online to avoid getting dropped! The FACTS Payment Plan is still open until Thursday, July 3rd (pay 50% now and the other half later).
  • If you need to drop a course, withdraw by Thursday, July 3rd to receive 100% refund. Speak to Financial Aid, RSB 053, to make sure you don't owe a repayment.  
  • Looking for a Summer class? Browse through the list of great classes still open this summer on the class schedule
  • Driving to campus? Buy your parking permit online. Taking the bus? See bus routes that bring you onto campus.

Word of the Week: Down Payment (referring to tuition) - The part of tuition that is paid up front which reduces the amount of future payments. 

Spring 2014 - BREAK

Top 5 reasons why students get dropped from courses. Avoid getting dropped from your class and READ this!

  • # 1 Tuition is not paid by the deadline. Be sure you know our Payment Policy for Tuition  and Fees. Contact our Registration Department for more information. Check your schedule to be sure your tuition has been paid.
  • #2 Your financial aid is not ready to pay. Check the financial aid portal to see your status. Check your schedule to be sure your financial aid is reflected in your amount due. Contact Financial Aid immediately if questions or concerns.
  • #3 A third party is paying for your tuition. Be sure your paperwork has been submitted to ensure it is processed in a timely matter. Questions? Contact the Work Force Retraining Office.   
  • #4 Were  you on a waitlist? Avoid getting dropped and pay for that class immediately once you are enrolled. Can’t get into a class? Secure a back-up plan and consider one of the great classes still open (select “show open classes only” on the top right).
  • #5 "I forgot to pay." We get it. As a student you're juggling lots of things. Be sure to re-enroll and make it a priority to pay online TODAY to ensure your spot in class and to prevent being dropped. 

Word of the Week: ORCA card - is a transit pass that is accepted by several transit systems like King Country Metro buses and Sound Transit. Students enrolled in 10 credits or more can purchase an ORCA card at a discounted price. See the cashiers for information.

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