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Category: Financial Aid

Elise Gout

Finding Free Money

Fact: money does not come from trees. But it can – and frequently does – come from scholarships. And while the last thing you probably want to do, after writing a dozen soul-sucking college essays, is write a dozen more soul-sucking scholarship essays – this is far from the time to give in. There is […]

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Maddi Lee

Ins and Outs of Financial Aid

It’s that time of year! For high school seniors everywhere, navigating the ins and outs of financial aid can be completely confusing. So many deadlines, so many forms, so many weird acronyms that would make interesting band names (FAFSA NATION, anyone?). In all honesty, everything can get a bit overwhelming. In this post, we’ll try […]

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Guest Author

Great Scholarship Advice for the B Student

What if you’re not a straight-A student? Can you still earn scholarships to pay for your dream school? Lynn O’Shaughnessy of TheCollegeSolution.com says “Definitely!” and explains how to do it. If you’re a “B” student, you may have more options than you might assume. Don’t believe me? Here is a story of a young woman […]

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Cassidy Mayeda

The Massive Financial Aid Secret that You Need to Know

(You can and should apply to those expensive private colleges!) Are you ready? Here it is, the massive, and huge, and important secret to financial aid: Private colleges can be cheaper than public universities. Yes, it’s true. It’s possible to get your higher education degree at a premier university for less money than at a […]

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Rita Neumann

Ten Tips to Get More Financial Aid!

Each college or university has its own process for doling out financial aid money, and it isn’t always dependent on your ACT scores! Even if you receive what you’d consider a bad ACT score, you can still receive significant financial aid based on sports, academics, cultural heritage, and a plethora of other factors (including persistence!). […]

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Guest Author

Scholarship Warning Signs

Did you know that you can earn a legitimate scholarship for being left-handed, drinking tea, or wearing a duct tape dress to prom? With so many different scholarship options available, it can be difficult to differentiate the funny ones from the scams. Luckily, our friends at ScholarshipExperts.com are here with some helpful tips. Spring is […]

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NextStepU

High Scores Mean More Than Acceptance Letters

Need some more incentive to study for your SAT? NextStepU is here to tell you how good SAT scores can help you land a scholarship, and potentially save you thousands of dollars in student loans. Standardized tests are becoming less important to the admissions process. More colleges are realizing that a student’s academic success cannot […]

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Guest Author

5 Easy Ways for Undergrads to Reduce the Need for Student Loans

David Bakke is a writer for the popular personal finance website, Money Crashers, where he shares tips for saving money and getting ahead with education, careers, and small business. The cost of college is skyrocketing. One year at a public institution currently averages $22,261 according to the College Board, and private school is basically double […]

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