Mar 30, 2017

Paying for College

HomePage_StateSearchWhen all is said and done, paying for college usually ends up costing way more than you thought it would in the beginning. While tuition costs are high enough, as a student you must also take into account paying for books, traveling expenses, a computer, and keeping a roof over your head. For non-traditional students hoping to return to school to jump-start their career, these costs can be overwhelming and even impossible without the help of federal or private lenders.

In this section, you can read articles to help you get the information you need to help you find the right financing for your college education. We cover everything from the basics, including how financial aid works as well as tips on how to win a college scholarship here. You will also learn about alternative ways to finance your college education, including loans, and how to save even more money through internships, externships, and work-study programs.

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Articles and Resources

Common FAFSA Mistakes

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is a required document that all students must submit in order to be eligible for federal financial aid. Even though it is an important document tha...[read more...]

Advice on Graduate Scholarships

Grad school can be expensive, so figuring out how to pay for it can be a stressful and overwhelming task, especially if you have already taken out student loans to finance your undergraduate education...[read more...]
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Online College Scholarships

Many students look for scholarship opportunities that can help pay for the costs of higher education. What many do not realize, however, is that there are scholarships available for online students, t...[read more...]

Popular Scholarship Scams

Every year, untold numbers of students and parents are the victims of scholarship scams. In fact, scholarship scams cost students over $100 million per year. Beware: scholarship scam artists often use...[read more...]

How to Win a College Scholarship

Many students have to rely on some type of financial aid in order to pay for their college costs. Unlike student loans, scholarships are a great way to pay for college because the funds you receive do...[read more...]

Financial Aid for Nontraditional Students

Nontraditional college students in the United States are classified in many ways but, generally speaking, a nontraditional student is anyone who chooses not to attend college directly after finishing ...[read more...]

Rising College Costs and Financial Aid

Today, college tuition costs are historically on the rise. Each year, college costs increase more than the average income. Various factors contribute to rising college costs, including inflation, dema...[read more...]

Financial Aid Myths

Financial aid is a complex issue with a variety of components that come into play. While there is an abundance of great information available, many myths have also emerged, so it is important to under...[read more...]

Apply for Student Loans

If you are planning to use financial aid to pay for your college education, there is a good chance you will have to apply for student loans. Unlike grants and scholarships, Loans are usually included...[read more...]

Get More Financial Aid

When most students begin looking at colleges and universities, they often start by researching academic programs and extracurricular activities. Once they receive their financial aid packages, however...[read more...]
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