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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

Understanding (and Maximizing) Your College Financial Aid Package

Scholarships, loans, and grants...oh my. Here's how to decipher exactly what's in your financial aid package and how to maximize it to the fullest.read more

All About the CSS/PROFILE: What It Is and What You Need to Know

You know all about the FAFSA, but are you familiar with the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE? Read on to learn all about why you should fill out this financial aid read more

Additional Charges Will Apply: 6 Questions to Determine How Much College Will Really Cost

What can you do to make sure colleges are being transparent about their costs? These questions can help you uncover a school's true price and avoid being read more

The Ultimate List of Easy Scholarships

No long essays. No recommendation letters. Just lots of easy scholarships practically anyone can win. Oh, and this list is up to date for 2018 too.read more

Ask The Experts

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


Q: Should I take on extra student debt to attend my dream school?

A: The current economic climate and tough job market has most students and families carefully deciding how much student loan debt is reasonable. read more


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