Tag: scholarships

9 Reasons To Work With A Financial Aid Consultant

Posted on February 11th, 2014

Whether you or your child is preparing for college or already enrolled, your family can benefit from working with a financial aid consultant to save time and money on college.

Here are 9 reasons you should consider working with a financial aid consultant.

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How to find scholarships to pay for college

Posted on January 20th, 2014

When applying for college, it can be overwhelming to figure out how you’re going to afford a 4-year degree.

One of the best things you can do to help pay for college is to be diligent in your search for grants and scholarships.

Check out some of these top scholarship search engines that make it easier to find free money for college.

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Why you should work with a financial aid consultant

Posted on January 10th, 2014

During the college admissions process, the cost of standardized testing, test prep services, college applications, and college visits can really add up.

And that’s before you even start thinking about paying for major expenses like college tuition, fees, textbooks, room, and board.

With college such an expensive investment, you may be wondering why anyone would pay someone just to help them figure out how to pay for it.

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8 things to remember about the FAFSA & Financial Aid

Posted on January 6th, 2014

Getting ready to go to college or have a child who is? It’s time to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Many parents and students have misconceptions about what the FAFSA is and who should fill it out. Some families don’t bother because they assume they make too much money to qualify for federal aid.

But confusion about the FAFSA can cost you–you may lose out on financial aid, including grants, scholarships, and student loans.

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Which colleges meet 100% of your financial need?

Posted on December 27th, 2013

When applying to college, it’s important to be aware of which colleges will meet your family’s financial need.

Knowing which colleges are generous with need-based financial aid and scholarships can save you time and money during the college admissions process. It can help you avoid applying to colleges that don’t offer much in the way or need-based or merit aid.

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A roundup of our best financial aid posts

Posted on December 19th, 2013

Getting those last-minute applications in? Make sure you’re applying to plenty of schools that offer financial aid and scholarships.

In case you missed them, check out our best posts on finding affordable schools, finding scholarships, and paying for college.

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How 5 students are getting into college–and paying for it

Posted on December 17th, 2013

December is a stressful time for college-bound students and their parents. With the pressure to finish up scholarship and college applications, along with the impending doom of paying for it all, students and families’ anxiety can really build up.

Hechinger Report recently took a look at five students and their families to learn how they’re navigating the college admissions process, dealing with the pressure and stress of applying, and figuring out how to pay for college.

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RIT offers support, scholarships for women in STEM

Posted on December 13th, 2013

"Here you will be immersed in an environment that supports women in engineering. What I hear from women who join our college is that it was this environment that turned their heads and made them come to RIT." -- Harvey Palmer

At most colleges across the nation, the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields have been increasingly dominated by men, with the number of women enrolled in STEM falling 10 percent in the last 15 years. One Western New York college, however, goes against this trend, making it a great choice for women interested in these fields. Thanks […]

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Full scholarships available at Monroe Community College

Posted on November 18th, 2013

Looking for an affordable college option? Consider starting your education at community college.

As we’ve written before, attending a community college for two years before transferring to a 4-year college or university is a great way to save money on your college education.

And now, thanks to a generous donation from two of its alumni, one community college in Rochester, NY has made that option even more attractive.

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Costs aren’t rising at private colleges

Posted on October 28th, 2013

Despite the recent hype over rising college costs, the net price of a private college education has remained the same over the past decade, according to a new study from The College Board published in the New York Times.

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