How To Help Your Young Man Succeed
North American Precis Syndicate
Whatever your kids want to do when they grow up, there are steps you can take now to help them get there. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—Research shows that students tend to earn higher grades,
have better attendance, are more motivated and less likely to drop out when
their families are involved in their education.
If you’re the parent or relative of a young man about to become 18
years old, there’s one thing you can do that will help him throughout
his life-make sure he registers with the Selective Service to remain eligible
for student financial aid.
Why is registration so important?
Because it’s the key to a number of doors leading to a better
future, and it’s one of the easiest things a man can do to keep control
of his life.
But if a man misses the cutoff and doesn’t register before he
reaches 26, the doors to receiving the valuable benefits linked to the
registration requirement may be closed forever.
Did you know?
• Failure to register is a violation of the law and could carry
hefty fines. The good news is that the Department of Justice is not
prosecuting at this time, but the law remains on the books and could be
punishable up to a felony.
• Registration is also a man’s civic and patriotic duty. When
a male registers he shows his national pride and commitment to stand in
support of our country and the all-volunteer military.
• Registration helps ensure that any future draft is fair and
• Finally, registration is required to be eligible for a number of
valuable benefits. They are:
− Eligibility for many college loans, grants and scholarships
− Work-Study and Guaranteed Student PLUS Loans
− Federal job training programs
− Millions of jobs, including all federal jobs, Postal Service jobs,
many state jobs, and an increasing number of contractor jobs
− In most states you must register when you go to get a driver’s
− If a male immigrant (documented or undocumented) fails to
register, he may be denied citizenship until he is 31 years old.
Fortunately, registration with the
Selective Service is supereasy.
go online to www.sss.gov and register.
• See your high school counselor or principal.
• Pick up a form in any post office and mail it in.
• Check the “Register me” box when applying for
financial aid on your FAFSA form.
For further information, visit www.sss.gov
or, to speak to someone about registration, call (888) 655-1825.
Remember, 45 seconds online can
save you 45 years of headaches and heartaches.
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