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How to Figure Out Your College Costs

From admission to fees and beyond, there's a LOT that goes into the cost of college. Here's how to research total costs when you're searching for schools.read more

Everything You Need to Know About Taking on Student Loans

Gain a better understanding of student loans and everything you should know before borrowing money for college.read more

15 Things to Understand About Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC)

Financial aid can be confusing, especially when it comes to how much you'll pay. Here are 15 things you need to know about your Expected Family Contribution read more

The Ultimate List of Easy Scholarships

No long essays. No recommendation letters. Just lots of scholarships that are easy to apply to and practically anyone can win. (Updated for 2019!)read more

The Merit of Scholarships (and How to Get Them)

Learn about the process of searching, applying for, and attaining merit scholarships, a very important component of your financial aid package.read more

All About Institutional Aid and Scholarships

Institutional aid is money that comes from your college or university vs. an outside source. Learn more about different types of institutional aid and how to read more

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Q: What's the difference between a scholarship and a grant?

A: How often do you think about paying for college? The answer is likely all the time. That's why learning about ways to fund your education is so important. read more


Q: I'm not a high school senior yet; can I still apply for scholarships?

A: Of course you can! It's never too early (or too late) for students to start searching for and applying to scholarships. The important part is making sure you qualify before you apply.read more


Q: How do I find scholarships?

A: Set aside a designated time each week to search out and apply for scholarships. Don't limit yourself to just online scholarship websites. Contact local and national businesses, corporations, and organizations directly to inquire about any they may offer. read more


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