Validation – A Simple Gesture with Great Impact

I was online yesterday and my friend shared this video. At first, I thought it’s just another boring video that I will watch for that day. However, I was stunned of how beautiful the story of this presentation.

No matter how big, strong or powerful a person can be it is no doubt that he still need “validation” of his importance and existence. So, it made me realize that one is capable of validating one or more person in a day. If we are a writer of an essay we can still validate someone by writing them a letter of appreciation. We can also do that by helping them or sharing the knowledge that they need.

To my friend who shared this video, thank you so much for sharing. This helps a lot in appreciating what I have and appreciating others.

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August 1, 2012 · 12:47 pm

Financial Options for Higher Ed Students

 Getting a degree involves selection. The admission process becomes an amazing avenue of intricacies; some mundane element, like essay writing, mutates to become the prized ticket for getting an offer. Apart from these, students also need fuel to burn – funds for those tuition fees.

College or university education is renowned for its pricey requirement. It starts but not ends with tuition fees. Students will also need funds to cover their accommodation, utilities, food, transportation and other living expenses.

With or without a calculator, one can surmise that it’s just a big cash to cover. Ironically, these financial needs are also best met through a selection of financial tools and techniques.

The funding tools

Funding or ‘financial tools’ are essential elements designed to revitalise one’s ability to afford higher education under a current condition (i.e., absence of the funding commodity). Essay Writer blogger Angela brought forward at least three of these tools:

  1. Student loan

  2. Student grant

  3. Support for disabled students

Each of these three is designed with different variables in mind. It means some of you may qualify for one while not with other tools. Take for instance the student grant. This one is exclusively prepped for students coming from disadvantaged backgrounds and having lower household incomes.

Such students can either apply for the Maintenance Grant or the Special Support Grant. The former is applicable for students having a household income of ‘£42,600 or less.’ The Special Support Grant is available for students who are (a) single parents, (b) have ‘certain disabilities,’ or (c) have a partner who’s a student, as well.

For further inquiries regarding these student grants visit the government’s student finance site.

Disabled students who want to brave the new world of higher education may secure the support for disabled students. Standard financial packages under this tool are inclusive of the following:

  • Access to Learning Fund from certain educational institutions (university/college)

  • Disabled Students’ Allowances courtesy of Student Finance England

  • Disability Living Allowance via the Disability and Carers Service

  • Employment and Support Allowance or Incapacity Benefit through Jobcentre Plus

The rest of student population may flock for the competitive medium, the student loan. Under this category, students may pick either the Maintenance Loan or the Tuition Fee Loan.

Another option is for students to pick a loan package from the Student Loans Company. ‘Study now, pay later’ may not necessarily amuse you. But if you were to carefully craft a strategy towards paying it, you won’t have to find yourself in deep rut.

This is why financial tools must be aptly paired with the best techniques.

Techniques and perspectives

To free from student loan-debt, students are recommended to automatically jump into the working and paying-mode right after graduation. If they could afford to actually start the toiling before grabbing the diploma, then they’re leagues better.

Working hard must also be paired with intensive money-saving techniques. Students must begin to adapt a very stringent money regimen (say, cheaper tea or pricey coffee brew?).

Students, who will be employees, could strengthen their debt-free efforts by picking a healthy perspective. For one, they may refuse to look at their condition (post-graduation state) in a very poor way.

Rather, they must look at this debt-paying process as a means to ‘marry’ a thrifty and simple lifestyle.

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