Tag Archives: scholarships

Connect with your school counselor

As a high school senior, you have a busy year ahead with many decisions to make about college. Your school counselor is a great person to help guide you through this important time in your life. Even if you’ve never … Continue reading

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5 things you should know about financial aid

February is Financial Aid Awareness month, and in that spirit, I’m going to share the top five things I think every student should understand about financial aid. Are you ready? Let’s get started! Not all financial aid is need-based. This is the … Continue reading

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Scholarships or Student Loans, what comes first?

As you start to look for options to help you finance your education, should you first search for scholarships or loans? Both scholarships and student loans are forms of financial aid that are available to help you pay for your … Continue reading

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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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Stepping towards college

Planning for college isn’t easy. You have to select the right classes, prepare for all of the big tests, get recommendations, write essays, visit the college campuses, and figure out how you are going to pay for all of it…. 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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How parents can help with scholarship searches

November is National Scholarship Month. As a parent, there are ways you can help your student when it comes to securing scholarship money for college. Keep your eyes peeled for opportunities. Not all scholarships go to just the star student… Continue reading

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Focus on “free” money

When it comes to paying for college, put the hunt for scholarships at the top of your priority list. Even if you’re not a superstar student or athlete, there are still scholarships out there. They may not be huge, but… Continue reading

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How did you pay for college?

Thinking about paying for that hefty college tuition can be scary, but as long as you have a strong budgeting plan in place, you’ll be able to avoid the big “D” word (debt) by borrowing only what you need, and… Continue reading

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