Tag Archives: first-year tips

Backpack Essentials of Every College Student

Ever wonder what you should pack in your backpack each day for class? After attending the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for a couple years, I’ve narrowed down some essential items that I never forget to bring to class.   Umbrella: This item is at the top of the list since it’s the most essential item […]

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FAFSA Tips and Tricks!

Hi, Pointers! It’s October, and that means it is time to start filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2019-2020 school year! I’ve gathered a few tips and tricks to help you complete it successfully. The FAFSA can be completed online here. In addition, there is now a mobile app, […]

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Things I’ve Learned My First Year of College

It’s no surprise that life in high school is very different than life in college. Students in college have more free time, independence but are held at higher expectations academically. It’s important to start off the new semester on the right foot, so you will have a seamless next couple of years. As a junior […]

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Introduction to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Hi Pointers! First off, I want to welcome new and returning students back on campus. My name is Kaitlyn, and I’m a senior here at UW-Stevens Point. I am pursuing a degree in psychology-human services concentration and a sociology minor. After graduating, I hope to continue my education in victim advocacy and school counseling. I’m […]

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4 Favorite Study Spots on Campus

Finding a perfect study spot is important when trying to ace your next quiz or exam! Below is a list of my four favorite study spots on campus! 1. Schmeekle Reserve One of the best spots for studying is on the Schmeekle Reserve. With over 5 miles of trails, a billion and one trees, and […]

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