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How the Student Success Center is Supporting Students in Spring 2024

Dear Meredith College Families,

We hope your Meredith student is having a strong finish to the Spring 2024 semester! We’re all looking forward to a restful and rejuvenating summer!Tina Romanelli

In early March, we sent all students this article by Emily Peck that reminds us how important it is to finish college. We know that many of our students are juggling school, work, family obligations, health challenges, and other pressures on their time and energy. We hope it is helpful to realize how important the 40+ hour weeks of attending class and studying are for securing a solid future for our students. We believe in their power to overcome obstacles and have a tremendous college experience! 

We are simultaneously focused on exams, summer classes, and registration for next semester, and we’re partnering with offices across campus to make sure your student can be successful! 

Here are some questions, we hope you’ll be able to answer:

  • Is your student on track to graduate by successfully completing 15-16 credit hours each semester? If not, have you discussed summer class options? 
  • Is your student registered for Fall 2024 if they aren’t graduating? If not, what can we do to help?
  • Have you and your student completed your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for next year? Please see more information below. 

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is required for additional aid (beyond the merit scholarship), and though there have been changes this year, it should be shorter and easier than ever to complete. Please complete the FAFSA process as soon as possible at www.studentaid.gov. The ’24-‘25 FAFSA will ask for your 2022 income, not your 2023 income. Also, both students and parents will need a FSA ID and password to electronically sign the FAFSA. You can use your previously created ID.

Here are some best practices, as well as a super helpful set of Youtube videos. Please be sure to check these resources and complete your documents if you are eligible. Our Office of Financial Assistance is keenly aware of the delays from the Federal Department of Education surrounding the ‘24-‘25 FAFSA, and we appreciate your persistence in supporting your student’s education. 

As we say in the Student Success Center, we are all stronger together, so please encourage your student to reach out to us by emailing success@meredith.edu or visiting this link to make an appointment if there is anything at all that we can do to help students with upcoming exams and preparing for the Fall 2024 semester. Our success coaches are on hand to answer questions, brainstorm solutions, and be a listening ear.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,
Tina Romanelli
Director of the Student Success Center
cromanelli@meredith.edu

Melyssa Allen

News Director
316 Johnson Hall
(919) 760-8087
Fax: (919) 760-8330

allenme@meredith.edu
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