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College & Career Training in Alaska

27Nov

Numbers and Logins all College/Training Students Need to Know by Heart

So, you mastered pi to the 100th, the Pythagorean Theorem, and the Slope formula. Congratulations! You’re doing great so far and the world has high hopes for you. However, if you’re college or training bound (or already there), you should know that there are other important numbers and logins that, like algebraic formulas, you should memorize. They are those you do not want to carry around on your phone or in your wallet. Nor do you want to share them with others. However, they will be needed time and time again during your college or training career. Having worked with college/training students for over 15 years now, I can say without doubt, that these numbers and logins will be needed frequently and not knowing them may not only create stress for you, but it may also cause you to miss important deadlines and possibly even money to help pay for college or training.

  • Social Security number- This will be used for the rest of your life. It’s important that you memorize this as soon as possible as it will be used on many life documents.
  • Login to your college or training school’s online account-You will need this to register for classes, view your student account, see your financial aid, to take online classes & more.
  • FSAID login for your FAFSA- You will be filling out the FAFSA every year that you are in college or training and this login will be needed every time. You will also need this for student loans, entrance loan counseling & more.
  • Driver’s License number- This will be used on many documents as well. It’s good to know it.
  • Bank accounts and pin numbers- this is information that you may need on a daily basis and you do not want to leave the pins numbers around for others to get into your account.
  • Personal and school email logins- Email is how you will receive information about financial aid, registration, and other important information from your college, federal student aid, and state financial aid. It’s wise to not only remember your logins but to check your emails regularly so that you do not miss deadlines from an agency that may be awarding you scholarship or grant money for college.

These are important pieces of information that will not only make your life less complicated, but it will ensure that you’ll have less chances of it getting stolen and used by someone trying to steal your identity. Many of you may be able to get this information from family. However, that may come with added delays that may cause you to miss a deadline. As a young adult preparing for the workforce, now is the time to memorize what nearly all adults before you have memorized in their early adulthood. Best Wishes!

About the Author

Christina Campbell

Christina Campbell

ACPE: College & Career Specialist

Christina Campbell is a College & Career Specialist with the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education. She has a BS in Journalism and Communications from Eastern New Mexico University, and a Broadcast Meteorology Certification in Geosciences from Mississippi State University. Christina was on the original implementation team that brought College Goal Sunday to Alaska in 2005. 

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