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Wacky Scholarships For College Students

We have heard of some pretty weird scholarships over the years, but with the growth of Social Media, the internet and the simple fact that more students are going to school then ever before has naturally lead to some wacky scholarships! The Vegetarian Scholarship This scholarship is offered by the Vegetarian Resource Group. If you […]

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Responsible Borrowing

Responsible borrowing is often overlooked and because of this there is a lot of news floating around about student loan horror stories after graduating and realizing that their monthly payments are out of control. However, truth be told there are many responsible borrowing best practices that many students miss out on as they are following […]

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What is Financial Aid?

One of the most asked question when going back to school is,  “What is financial aid?”.  One of the biggest misconceptions about College Financial Aid is that funds borrowed from the Federal Government do not have to be paid back.  This is only partially true as Federal Financial Aid is made up of four types […]

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3 Easy Steps to Choosing a School

When comparing schools it can be very daunting and often hard to even start! Given the fact that 70% of all college students will change their major at least once, keeping the end in mind will not only save you time, it will also save you money…especially as an adult learner. With that said, the first […]

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FAFSA Deadlines Are Not Created Equally

FAFSA Deadlines The Federal deadline for Financial Aid is very straightforward and for that reason we will simply give it to you, June 30th, 20xx.  This is for all students wanting Financial Aid for the 20xx – 20xx Academic Year.  The academic year according to the Department of Education (DOE) runs from July 1st – […]

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Financial Aid Award Letter

Once you have completed the FAFSA and understand what your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) is, it is time to determine what type and how much Financial Aid you may need based on the schools you are admitted to. Schools are required to send out a Financial Aid Award Letter to you once you have filled out the FAFSA, but these […]

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Subsidized vs Unsubsidized Loans

o keep it simple, both Direct Subsidized and Direct Unsubsidized loans are federal loans that are given to those students eligible for Financial Aid to help cover all or at least some of the costs associated with pursuing higher education at an accredited College, University or Trade School.  Both loans do not require any sort of payments while you […]

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What is EFC anyways?

Understanding your “EFC” our “EFC” is tossed around a lot while you are enrolling to college or already attending, but what does it mean and why is it so important?  EFC stands for Estimated Family Contribution and it is the Federal Governments best determination on your  “financial need”.  Your an/or your family’s “financial need” is determined through a formula […]

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Financial Aid Eligibility Checklist

We have included a very straightforward Financial Aid Eligibility Checklist below that will clearly break down what the Federal Governments eligibility requirements are for Financial Aid. Have a High School Diploma, GED certificate or home schooled and approved under state law. Have a valid Social Security number Be a U.S. Citizen or an eligible non-citizen. […]

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