Not So FAFSA: How to Avoid a Student Aid Scam

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Not So FAFSA: How to Avoid a Student Aid Scam

Not So FAFSA: How to Avoid a Student Aid Scam

As July melts into August, many college-age students are once again turning their thoughts (if they haven’t done so already) to that beast of complexity, the FAFSA form – which students must fill out if they want to receive financial aid. While there are many reputable companies that help prepare FAFSA forms, there are a... Read More

Is It Too Late to Get College Scholarships?

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Is It Too Late to Get College Scholarships?

Is It Too Late to Get College Scholarships?

There are three ways to pay for college: save money, borrow money or hope someone gives you money. At this point, people attending college in the fall are past the point of being able to save much for tuition, and going into debt isn’t an attractive alternative. It would be pretty sweet to have someone... Read More

Match.com Babies Can Win a College Scholarship

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Match.com Babies Can Win a College Scholarship

Match.com Babies Can Win a College Scholarship

People who braved the early days of Internet dating during their quests for love can finally reap their reward: Match.com is offering a college scholarship to the children of people who met through the online dating service. Obviously, they have more to be happy about than a potential college scholarship: They’ve seemingly enjoyed years of... Read More

3 Student Loan Deadlines Everyone Needs to Know

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3 Student Loan Deadlines Everyone Needs to Know

3 Student Loan Deadlines Everyone Needs to Know

Being a student means living with deadlines. Assignments, papers, college applications — if you miss the due date, you can run into serious trouble. While you might be able to get an extension to finish a project, applying for financial aid doesn’t work that way. If you need help paying for your kid’s college education,... Read More

Student Debit Card Provider Facing Investigation

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Student Debit Card Provider Facing Investigation

Student Debit Card Provider Facing Investigation

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is investigating Higher One, the leading issuer of campus debit cards, and one of its former bank partners for potentially engaging in unfair or deceptive practices. The debit cards allow students to access their financial aid refunds directly through the card, as opposed to waiting for a check from... Read More

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

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