Scholarships
While paying for any degree may be difficult, knowing the types of financial aid available to all qualifying students can help make the journey to an affordable degree a little easier. As some of the most desirable forms of financial aid, school grants and scholarships provide essentially “free money” to students and their families; giving students the option to graduate college debt-free. Hence, knowing how to find and apply for both grants and scholarships may help a student reach his or her financial aid goals. Applying for School Grants Among one of the best forms of financial aid for students with high need for financial aid, grants are often administered through the federal, state, or local government or by the student’s institution based on the student’s demonstrated financial need. In order to apply for federal or government administered grants, students first need to fill out and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA, generally a requirement for many universities and institutions for students looking to receive financial aid, requires the student to report income and tax information of both the student and his or her parents. With this information, the FAFSA generates a Student Air Report […]

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Categories: College, Grants, Scholarships
When thinking about how to finance a new degree or a new career change, knowing how to find and apply for scholarships along with federal student aid may put a substantial dent in the cost of going back to school. However, discovering and applying scholarship finding methods that work with the student’s financial need could make a substantial difference in the amount of financial aid that a student ultimately receives towards his or her education. Finding and Applying to Federal Student Aid Most if not all accredited public and private institutions or universities will require the student to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to determine the amount of federal aid a student will receive from the government. The FAFSA requires the student to fill out his or her financial information along with his or her parent’s financial information based off the previous year’s tax forms. This information is used to determine how much the student and his or her family can contribute to the student’s education. If a student is looking for federal financial aid for a graduate degree, typically the FAFSA only requires the student to submit his or her own financial information, […]

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Categories: College, Scholarships
Finding a way to finance a degree without breaking the bank has become an art form for many prospective college students. Among one of the classic methods of finding funding for a college degree is applying for scholarships; one of the few sources of aid that does not need to be paid back and comes in varying amounts. Yet, knowing how to apply for a scholarship may cut the daunting or even intimidating aspects of applying for funding for a college education. 1.    Make A Plan Although cliché, knowing when the deadline of a scholarship provides the student with an early roadmap and to-do list for all scholarships he or she is thinking for applying to in the near future. Obtaining all of this scholarship information, such as deadlines, requirements, and eligibility, is managed by having the student do some initial research. Since a huge number of scholarships exist out there for almost every career, narrowing down the search by degree, interests, area code, ethnicity, sexual preferences, and a number of other factors may produce a long list of scholarships that, although distinct, can all go towards the student’s college degree. Once a student does his or her research, and […]

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Categories: College, Scholarships

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