Category Archives: Scholarships

Information and Tips for First Generation Students and Families Planning for College

According to a 2013 report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, college graduates have lower unemployment rates, fare better during recessions, and earn wages roughly double those of high school graduates. When made responsibly, a higher education remains … Continue reading

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How to Find Free Money–The Scholarship Hunt

According to a 2012 College Board report, the average cost per year for a 4-year degree at a state-sponsored school currently runs $22,261 for in-state students and $35,321 for out-of-state students. While college can be one of the best experiences… Continue reading

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When borrowing for school, compare your options

If you’re going to college or grad school in the fall, in the next couple months you’ll be making critical decisions about how you’ll finance the next school year. There are so many different options and loans available to you;… Continue reading

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Renew old, seek new funds

Caroline has already gone over some details of the FAFSA for beginners, but what about those of you who filed a FAFSA (Free Application For Federal Student Aid)  last year? You need to complete a FAFSA every year you’re in… Continue reading


Realistic resolutions

Happy 2009! Have you made any New Year’s resolutions?  I’m not a particularly successful resolution-keeper. Last year, I vowed to eat healthier, and for six weeks it was nothing but oatmeal for breakfast, salads for lunch, and Lean Cuisine®  for… Continue reading

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Scholarships: something to be thankful for

Here we are, approaching holiday season at breakneck speed. In just a few short weeks we’ll be with family and friends for food, football, and fiscal stimulation!  But most of all, we’ll be remembering what we’re thankful for. This past… Continue reading

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Got funds for fall?

You’re probably starting school soon, if you haven’t already. So let us know how your funding came together for fall semester. How are you paying for school?  Scholarships, loans, grants, Work-Study?  All of the above? Did you hit any bumps… Continue reading


On advice and advisors

We start this post in my cardiologist’s office, and we’ll finish in a financial aid office. Earlier this year, after a number of routine tests, I sat in an exam room waiting for my doctor. It’s a visit I make… Continue reading


More than meets the eye

Last weekend I decided to extend my personal Friday cubical dance party into the weekend by volunteering at a local high school dance. It was so great to see students releasing their pent up energy into the rhythm of the… Continue reading

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Kickstart your college scholarship search

Anyone interested in free money for college? Scholarships aren’t always easy to come by, but they’re definitely worth the effort. If you’re a high school senior, you should begin your scholarship search now. Deadlines come up very quickly, and some… Continue reading

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