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How Are Non-Profit Colleges Different From For-Profit Colleges?

What's the difference between nonprofit vs for-profit colleges? questions & answers
As you read reviews and write-ups of different colleges you will find that all colleges are categorized as either ‘for-profit’ or ‘non-profit’. So what exactly does this mean and how does it affect you? Take a look at the differences between nonprofit vs for-profit colleges. What Is A Non-Profit College? A non-profit college’s sole purpose …

Advantages Of Enrolling In A Community College

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There are numerous myths that dissuade students from attending a community college. Unfortunately, the negative stigma attached to enrolling in community colleges overshadows the potential benefits that these colleges offer. From saving a significant chunk on tuition fees to the opportunity for low-risk exploration and access to specialized training programs, enrolling in community college offers …

ASAP Is The Best Time To Begin Your College Search

The best time to begin your college search is now college applications
Not sure when it the right time to being your college search? You’re not alone. High school students often wonder when is the right time to start their college search? Should they wait till senior year, or should they begin their search in junior year? Or should they start searching even before that? While there …

How Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Works

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With the cost of college tuition becoming more expensive every year, it is becoming increasingly more difficult for students to realize their higher education dreams without taking a loan. However, while this solves one problem it does create another in that students bear the burden of having to return that loan with a huge interest …

Can You Get Financial Aid for Online Colleges?

You can get financial aid for online college. online colleges
Yes, students who enroll in online programs can get financial aid for online college. It’s actually (most of) the same financial aid options that are available to on-campus students. As with students studying at a traditional institution, online students can apply for Federal Student Loans, Scholarships and Grants, Private Loans and College-Sponsored Aid. Federal Student …

What Does Rolling Admission Mean and How Does It Work?

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Rolling admissions work slightly differently than regular admissions, specifically with the timeline in which the college makes its admission decisions. With regular college applications, the admissions authorities begin assessing applications as they come in but they finalize the list and send out their acceptance or rejection letter only after assessing all applications that come in …

Common Mistakes Students Make On Their FAFSA Application

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Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) gives you access to different types of financial aid, including grants, scholarships, and loans. Making a mistake on your FAFSA application can cost you money. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon. Every year, hundreds of students lose out on their entitled financial aid because they made mistakes on …

Does Applying for Financial Aid for College Affect Admission Odds?

Does applying for financial aid for college affect your admission odds? questions & answers
There are several factors, besides applying for financial aid, that come into play in the admissions decision. Thus, it’s a little difficult to answer this question with a straightforward ‘yes’ or ‘no’. For the most part, no In most cases, submitting an application for financial aid will have absolutely no impact on your admission chances …

Tips For Reducing Student Loan Debt

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The thought of repaying their loan is one of the biggest stressors for most students. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to reduce student loan debt. Calculate the total cost of studying in any college Many students factor in only the tuition fees when calculating their college costs. This can be a huge …