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There are plenty of advantages to attending a community college
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Advantages Of Enrolling In A Community College

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 …
Working a government or nonprofit job, like a firefighter, is one way to qualify for student loan forgiveness
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How Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Works

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 …
You can get financial aid for online college.
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Can You Get Financial Aid for 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 …
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What Happens to Financial Aid for Transfer Students?

According to the National Student Clearinghouse, about 33% of students choose to transfer schools at least once within their collegiate career. While transferring schools may make you happier in the long run, it’s no easy task, and shouldn’t be done lightly. In fact, a big consideration transfer students might forget about in the shuffle is …
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Common Mistakes Students Make On Their FAFSA Application

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 …
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Five Things to Avoid Saying in Any Interview

So, you’ve finally handed in your last assignment and you’ll soon be ready to receive your diploma and display it proudly on your wall. It’s now time to prepare for that all-important interview for your very first ‘proper’ job or internship. But what do you say during an interview? Or most importantly, what are the …