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There are numerous people who are interested in continuing their education even beyond their college going age in an attempt to gain additional knowledge and skills. There are yet other people, who wish to return back to college with a desire to complete their half left education. One common topic of concern for all such aspiring students is financial aid. It is a known fact that the best solution for such financial needs are grants and scholarships. However, a common misconception among people is that, there is an age limit for applying for these financial aids. This is one reason why adults fail to apply for the scholarships and face financial crisis, while trying to manage their family as well as educational expenses. However, the fact is that, there is no particular age for applying for a scholarship. Also, it is not necessary for you to be extra talented or extremely brilliant, in order to be eligible for one of the scholarships. The best part is that, there are several scholarship programs that are especially designed to help the adult students looking for academic aids. There are also numerous scholarships designed exclusively for the married or single men and women. [...]

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When a student plans to enter the college life, one of his basic concerns is money management. Not every student can afford to spend lavishly. Maximum students have a tough time trying to adjust all the expenses in the amount of money available. Included here are some useful money saving tips that the students can make use of, in order to manage their expenses within affordable limits. 1) One of the very basic tip is to plan out your monthly expenses in an organized way. It is always helpful to have a record of all your expenses in the form of bills and receipts, so that you can keep a tab on the amount spent. 2) When searching for accommodations, always go in for on-campus dorms rather than off-campus rentals. Since, there are a lot of scholarships that offer to cover for your stay expenses, you may just get lucky and be eligible for just such a scholarship and save on your money. 3) When in the campus, try to make optimum use of all college events. Often times there are events organized whereby you can earn a free movie pass or a coupon for one of the restaurants. Do [...]

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Today President Bush signed a new bill into law that boosts GI Bill college benefits. The Associated Press lists the benefits outlined in the bill: $63 billion over 10 years for increased college aid for military service members and veterans who served after Sept. 11, 2001. The value of the benefit is more than doubled _from $40,000 to $90,000, enough to cover a full four-year college education in most cases. The new benefit would provide full in-state tuition and fees for enrollment in a public college, a monthly housing stipend and $1,000 per year for books and supplies. People who serve three years would receive the full benefit; those with shorter enlistments would receive between 40 percent and 90 percent of the benefit. The benefits could be transferred to a service member’s spouse or children. Author of the bill, Senator Jim Webb when speaking on Countdown with Keith Obermann today, said that this bill will, “give the people who served since 9/11 the same kind of benefits as those who served during World War 2 and they’ve got a chance at a first class future. I couldn’t be happier.” If you are a veteran wondering if you will qualify for [...]

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