Watch Out for the Newest College Scholarship Scams

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Watch Out for the Newest College Scholarship Scams

Watch Out for the Newest College Scholarship Scams

As if students don’t have enough concerns about paying for college, here’s another one: scholarship scams. A recent alert from Fraud.org outlined the red flags students and their families should look out for when searching for scholarship money, focusing on what you should (and should not) expect from scholarship-matching services. Don’t Be Fooled The good… Read More

How to Make Your Financial Aid Last an Entire Semester

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How to Make Your Financial Aid Last an Entire Semester

How to Make Your Financial Aid Last an Entire Semester

Do you ever find yourself wondering why what seems to be enough money to last for the entire semester always runs out before the term ends?  The answer to this question is simple: failure to implement a realistic budget. As a college student, you are expected to responsibly manage your financial aid disbursements so they… Read More

How to Negotiate Financial Aid With Your College

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How to Negotiate Financial Aid With Your College

How to Negotiate Financial Aid With Your College

Many colleges and universities are releasing their financial aid awards and loan packages to students this time of year, and depending on your circumstances, their decision just might not cut it. Here’s how to navigate the financial aid process, and help you make ends meet. 1. Pay attention to financial aid deadlines. Before you can… Read More

Can I Get Financial Aid If I Already Have Student Loans?

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Can I Get Financial Aid If I Already Have Student Loans?

Can I Get Financial Aid If I Already Have Student Loans?

There are countless sources of financial aid outside of federal and state student loans. There are grants and scholarships from local, state, and federal sources, as well as private bank loans. If you’ve already reached your student loan limit, that means you’ve probably already applied for the FAFSA and may have received federal aid like… Read More

Why You Should File Your FAFSA Now

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Why You Should File Your FAFSA Now

Why You Should File Your FAFSA Now

For high school seniors, the start of college is far away. To pay for that college bill, however, they’ve got to start moving now. College-bound students who haven’t submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as FAFSA, as soon as they can after Jan. 1 should do it sooner instead of later,… Read More

Paying For College: It’s All About the Math

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Paying For College: It’s All About the Math

Paying For College: It’s All About the Math

My sixth grade daughter already has her eyes set on college at Mount Holyoke College because of its excellent equestrian program. It’s an expensive school, and saving for college is tough when I am simultaneously shelling out money for her riding lessons now. So when Lynn O’Shaughnessy joined me on my radio show, Talk Credit… Read More

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