HIT Newsletter

September 2016

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15 Tips to College Success

College life can be a fun and rewarding experience that changes your life for the better, or it can become a place of stress that dawns on you half way through the semester. While there is no standardized formula to make it through college, we can offer a few proven tips for being successful in a college class academically, socially and professionally.

1. Maintain good attendance

2. Take advantage of school resources

3. Visit Counselor regularly

4. Stay connected

5. Maintain balance

6. Set reasonable goals

7. Be organized

8. Be consistent

9. Take and review notes.

10. Work on your problem-solving skills

11. Develop regular study time

12. Perfect your study techniques

13. Reward yourself

14. Strengthen your writing skills

15. Learn money management

FREE college success workshops available at Leeward CC, LC-102, 12:00 to 12:50 p.m. Upcoming workshops (no prior sign-up required):

9/20 How Effective Note Taking Can Help you Success in College

9/21 Coping with College: How to Handle the Transition

9/27 Discover your GRIT – Motivation to Get Through College and Beyond

9/28 Memory Hacks for Studying


Best College Values

15 Proven Tips for Being Successful in a College Class


Location: BE-228

Open: Monday through Friday

Time: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

If you are a business student, and you need somewhere to:

1. Use a computer

2. Print out a document

3. Study

4. Ask questions

5. Speak to a Peer Mentor

Please come by the One Stop!


On Sept. 14, 2015, President Obama announced significant changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) process that will impact millions of students. Starting with the 2017­–18 application cycle, the following changes will be put in place:

  • Students will be able to submit a FAFSA® earlier. Students will be able to file a 2017–18 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2016, rather than beginning on January 1, 2017. The earlier submission date will be a permanent change, enabling students to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year. (There is NO CHANGE to the 2016–17 schedule. The FAFSA became available January 1 as in previous years.)

  • Students will use earlier income information. Beginning with the 2017–18 FAFSA, students will be required to report income information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017–18 FAFSA, students (and parents, as appropriate) will report their 2015 income information, rather than their 2016 income information.

The following table provides a summary of key dates as we transition to using the early FAFSA submission timeframe and earlier tax information.

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If you’d like more details about the upcoming changes, you may read the fact sheet called College Students and Parents: What You Need to Know About the 2017­–18 FAFSA®.

Learn more about the FAFSA process and for any questions, please do not hesitate to contact

Leeward CC Financial Aid office

Leeward CC, AD-201

Monday through Friday, 8.00 am to 4.30 pm

Phone: (808) 455-0606

E-mail: lccfao@hawaii.edu



Halau Scholarship Workshop


The Halau will be hosting scholarship workshops.

Note: These workshops are open to all students, not just Native Hawaiian students.


Friday, September 16, 11:00 AM


The Halau - Rm: DA-103

For any questions, please contact:

Aaron Kalei Gorospe

Counselor, Halau 'Ike O Pu'uloa

Leeward Community College

Phone: (808) 455-0544

Email: agorospe@hawaii.edu

Need Help With Your Resume??

September 22nd
10.00 a.m. -12.30 p.m.

Bring in your resume!

- Revise and make improvements

- Make your resume professional

No Resume? No problem!

We will help you to create a resume

Free coffee and cupcakes!

Presented by Career Technical Education and Job Prep Services

A Message From Your Counselor


Joy Lane, Program Counselor

Accounting, Health Information Technology, Management, and Business Technology

Academic and Personal Counseling, Career Exploration, Class Registration, and Degree Planning

Rien Vidad, Academic Specialist

Accounting, Health Information Technology, Management, and Business Technology

Academic Success and Life Skills, Guidance to Campus and Academic Support and Resources

Charlotte Fujishiro

Health Information Technology, Peer Mentor

Peer Support and Campus Resource Connection