Tag: scholarships

6 tips for winning college scholarships

Posted on October 16th, 2013

Don’t be like Ron. If you’re a high school senior and you haven’t started searching and applying for scholarships yet, you’re already behind.

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Want $25,000 to pay for college?

Posted on October 15th, 2013

Want to win some cash money for college?

Apply now for these scholarships from the AXA Foundation–you could win up to $25,000 for college!

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Snap a photo of your lunch, win money for college

Posted on October 7th, 2013

Did you know you could win a scholarship just for snapping a photo of your school lunch?

To win the $4,000 “Fed Up” School Lunch Scholarship, all you need to do is text in a picture of your school lunch and answer 10 questions about school nutrition to be eligible. There are plenty of easy scholarship applications like this that you can complete in just a few minutes.

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Score high on your SAT, apply to college for free

Posted on September 25th, 2013

Want to apply to college, but worried about all those application fees adding up? The College Board wants to help you.

If you got a high score on your SAT or PSAT, you may soon be receiving a package that will make it free to apply to 6 colleges of your choice, the New York Times reports. The College Board is sending fee waivers to about 28,000 seniors who scored in the top 15 percent of test takers and whose family is in the bottom quarter of income distribution.

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President Obama unveils plan on college affordability

Posted on August 22nd, 2013

"Whether we're talking about a 2-year program, a 4-year program, a technical certificate, the bottom line is that higher education cannot be a luxury. It's an economic imperative. Every American family should be able to afford to get it." -- President Obama

In his visit to Western New York today, President Obama unveiled a series of higher education reforms aimed at making college more affordable. A new way of ranking colleges His ideas include creating a new rating system for colleges that would judge schools on measures like tuition, graduation rates, debt and earnings of graduates, and […]

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How to pay for college without loans

Posted on August 12th, 2013

"As a society, our main goal should be to help position new college graduates to start their professional careers on a solid footing and without the weight of student loan debt." -- Celest Horton

Even with today’s high cost of college, it’s still possible to pay for school without taking out student loans. This article offers some great tips and advice for reducing college costs, from taking college classes while you’re still in high school to actively searching for scholarships all through college. Because of her diligence, the author was […]

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What happens to my 529 plan if my child gets a scholarship?

Posted on August 2nd, 2013

You thought you were doing the right thing by investing in a 529 plan to save for your child’s college. But what if your student receives a scholarship that covers most, if not all, of his or her college expenses?

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Making college more affordable while you’re in school

Posted on July 25th, 2013

At College Financing Group, we love seeing students find creative ways to pay for college. We’re especially proud when we hear about students from Western New York, where we’re headquartered, capitalizing on their success to make college more affordable.

Adam Munich, a native of Orchard Park, NY and freshman at the Rochester Institute of Technology, recently did just that.

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Parents putting less money toward college

Posted on July 23rd, 2013

As the weak economy continues to impact how Americans spend their money, parents are putting less toward their children’s college education than in previous years. Parents put an average of $5,727 from their income and savings toward each child’s college costs in the 2012-2013 academic year, down more than a third from $8,752 in 2009-2010.

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10 ways to save on college costs

Posted on July 19th, 2013

Who wouldn’t love to pay less for their college degree? Check out this slideshow from US News Education to find out how you can save on college costs and make your money go farther once you’re enrolled.

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