Archive for Financial Aid

Repaying Your Federal Student Loans: Not as Scary as You Think

Mar 27, 2014 No Comments by

The feeling of accomplishment when you graduate is a uniquely beautiful thing. Then it hits you—now you need to start repaying your student loans! Don’t fear. Take a look at how to repay your federal student loans—the what, the how, and the how much. Get an idea of repayment options: When you’re just getting started […]

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How to Score Great College Deals

Sep 17, 2013 No Comments by

Whether you are a first-semester college student, a nontraditional student returning after starting a family, or a college senior, there are ways you can cut college costs and keep the savings in your bank account. What you should know could help make college a bit more affordable and allow you to breathe easier when it’s […]

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How to Save College Money

Sep 04, 2013 No Comments by

When you hear the word “college” now-a-days, you usually don’t think of cheap. You may consider the value of a college education or how your online degree will help you after graduation. Federal and private loans with interest may pop into your head, along with the cost of tuition. So what can you do to […]

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5 Tips for Improving Your College Finances

Jul 23, 2013 No Comments

Whether you are a traditional student who is attending college in-person, a nontraditional student—i.e. you have children or have returned to college later in life in the hopes of making a career change—or you are earning your degree online, solid financial advice may be hard to come by in this age of plastic and living […]

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Student Loan Rates Have Doubled

Jul 02, 2013 No Comments

Monday, July 1st is the day that student rates doubled—jumping up from 3.4% to 6.8%[i]. It was not good news for students who will be taking out subsidized Stafford loans to pay for their college education. Those students who do use Stafford loans should pay around an additional $2,600 in interest loan fees[ii].  After meeting […]

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3 Tips If You’re Undecided

Jun 27, 2013 No Comments

Summer is nearly here and maybe you just finished your first year earning your college degree. The heat is on to pick a college major and you have no idea what subject you want to earn your degree in. Your dad is an engineer and you like math so engineering may be a possibility, your […]

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How to Use Social Media to Find Scholarship Info

Jun 18, 2013 No Comments

With 94% of first-year college students using social media sites[i], social media has “become an integral part of everyday life”[ii] for many people. What about using social media to help find scholarships or grants to apply to? Instead of playing Words With Friends daily, you might use that time to dig a bit and see […]

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4 Tips for Discerning Financial Aid Award Letters

Jun 11, 2013 No Comments

For most college students, the cost of tuition weighs heavily upon their minds. You may have applied to colleges, received acceptance letters, and now have big choices to make. Financial aid may be the deciding factor when selecting which college you will attend. Sometimes, though, the financial aid award letters are confusing or downright impossible […]

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Creative Ways to Make Cash this Summer

May 30, 2013 No Comments

In case you somehow didn’t get the memo about scholarship secrets, that the sequester seems to be a reality or that you shouldn’t Facebook friend your professor, summer is coming! This news alone should make you feel happy and less stressed.  When does summer begin exactly? While for you, it may start the minute you […]

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Breaking News about Sequestration and Reduced Federal Grants

Apr 30, 2013 No Comments

In recent news about the sequester—or budget cuts that should impact the distribution of federal financial aid to certain college students—the Information for Financial Aid Professionals or IFAP[i] has released the latest data via an electronic announcement[ii].  It comes on the heels of three other announcements dated March 1st, 2013[iii], March 15th, 2013[iv], and April […]

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