FAQ's - STUDENTS
WHAT ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF GOALS THAT I CAN SET UP?
Set yourself realistic, short to medium term academic goals in StudyBooster. That will help you get where you want to be in life. Short and medium term goals on StudyBooster would normally be within a term (1-10 week period), like results in tests, exams and assignments. You can set longer term goals in StudyBooster, but they are not usually as effective to motivate you in your day-to-day work.
There are many examples of goals that you can set yourself on StudyBooster. For example, it might be to improve your mark in your maths test, or stop failing a particular subject in the next assignment. Perhaps you want to get an A in English this term or improve your average mark in your Physics? Or be able to have a 10-minute conversation in French?
Every student is different and goals are very specific to the individual. We encourage you to be thoughtful and realistic when setting your goal. This will help keep you motivated and focused.
Also think about who is going to be sponsoring you for the goal – your parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, older cousins and family friends. You have to be able to convince them that it is a goal worth sponsoring!
WHO SHOULD I ASK TO SPONSOR MY GOAL?
You can ask anyone to StudyBoost your goal. Typically, students ask their family and close family friends for sponsorship – parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, older cousins and family friends.
Sharing your goal with potential sponsors is easy. Once you’ve set up your goal on StudyBooster, you will be prompted to share the goal with people who you’d like to sponsor you. You can share via email or social media.
CAN I EDIT MY GOAL AFTER IT’S BEEN CREATED?
Sure you can. You can edit your goal by logging into your profile page and clicking the “edit” link. When you only edit the date of your goal, your sponsors will be notified and everything will stay in place. If you edit or change your goal in any other way, then to be fair your sponsor will have the option to change or reconfirm their sponsorship. You’re best to limit any changes to your goals once they are set.
IS THERE ANY LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF SPONSORS?
No. You can have as many individual sponsors as you like and each sponsor can StudyBoost you as much as they like.
WHO CAN SEE MY GOAL ON STUDYBOOSTER?
Goals are not published on the StudyBooster website for others to see. Only people who receive the sponsor invitation to your StudyBooster goal page will be able to see your goal. You can decide who you want to send the link to when you share your goal page on StudyBooster. If you have more than one goal on StudyBooster, your sponsor will only see the goals you invite them to.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I CANCEL MY GOAL?
If you cancel your goal, your sponsors will be notified by StudyBooster and their sponsorship will be cancelled. You can always set up another goal at any time
WHEN DO I RECEIVE THE FUNDS FROM MY SPONSORS AND HOW WILL I GET PAID?
Once you have achieved your goal, log on to StudyBooster and complete the notification details. The funds are converted to Studybooster dollars that you can accrue, or you can have the funds transferred into your Bank account.
ARE THERE ANY FEES INVOLVED?
Student sign up with StudyBooster through an annual subscription, which only costs $25 per year. You can pay the subscription up front or have it deducted from your first sponsorship. There are no other fees or charges to students, regardless of how many sponsors you get per year or how much you earn. There won’t be any fees or charges for goals you don’t get awarded for either.
HOW DO I SET UP A PAYPAL ACCOUNT?
If you are over the age of 18, you can set up a PayPal account quickly and easily. Visit www.paypal.com.
CAN I DONATE ANY OF MY STUDYBOOST SPONSORSHIP TO CHARITY TO HELP OTHERS ?
Yes, every time you reach a sponsored goal, you will be given the opportunity to donate a portion of your funds to one of StudyBoosters partner charities which support education for disadvantaged students. If you decide to contribute, the amount you chose will be sent by Studybooster to the charity. We encourage students to think of those in disadvantaged circumstances and promote our spirit of giving in education.