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Your source for online learning at University of Wisconsin-Platteville            April 2014 

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Don't Miss Out on Summer Financial Aid!

If you are planning to use financial aid for summer courses, there are certain steps you need to take. You must complete the FAFSA each school year to apply for financial aid, but summer courses require an extra form and a FAFSA from the previous academic year. To make sure you don't leave money on the table, you should review the financial aid policies and reach out to the Office of Financial Aid with any questions. 

Teacher Becomes Facilitator of Change

Marvin Williams
Organizational Change Leadership Student
Marvin Williams looks for opportunities where they may not be obvious. His OCL courses have allowed Williams to share and receive different perspectives on change. But what sets him apart from his classmates is that Williams is one of only two teachers currently in the program.
 "I found this to be an opportunity for a teacher to learn how to be involved in the change going on in education. So much has changed since I started. . ."
Gearing Up for Graduation 

You're invited to commencement!

If you are preparing to graduate in May 2014, we first want to say, "Congrats!" You've put in the hard work and we are happy we could be part of your personal and professional development. Next, we suggest you check out our Distance Education graduation information page. There you will find information on commencement  and the UW-Platteville Alumni Association.  

Action Items with pencil
  • Make sure your summer financial aid is in order. 
  • Register for summer courses in PASS.
April 14 - Last day for financial aid/military benefit recipients to submit Independent Study proposals.
April 15 - Last day to register and pay for print-based classes starting May 2.
April 28 - Last day to choose to pay with financial aid or a purchase order/voucher when registering for summer online courses.

May 1 - Watch for news on Desire2Learn upgrade to 10.3. 
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