What is a GED?

 A GED, also known as the General Educational Development or General Education Diploma, is an alternative to a high school diploma. However, before deciding to take it in place of earning your diploma, there are some things you need to know. What Exactly Is The GED?  A GED is for people who didn’t finish high …

What Happens to My Financial Aid if I Decide to Transfer?

A lot of students transfer schools at least one time within their collegiate career—in fact, 33% of students do, according to NACAC. Transferring schools is no easy task, and shouldn’t be done lightly, but one burning question that potential-transfers have: what will happen to my financial aid? College Aid If you’re hoping that the financial aid …

Questions To Ask Your Scholarship Provider

Don’t know something? Ask! It’s always important to seek clarification to confirm or clear up confusion. This rings especially true when dealing with financial aid and your future college education. So if you have questions surrounding a scholarship, best ask the provider themselves! Here are a few things you should definitely clarify: How much is …

Are Scholarships Considered Taxable Income?

Money always seems to be fraught with complication. Who wants to worry about taxes while figuring out financial aid and how to pay for your college education. Hopefully this article will help clarify and simplify some questions you may have. So, are scholarships taxable? It depends on what you use their funds for. Tuition Payments …

Can a Student Receive Both Merit-Based and Need-Based Aid?

Need-based aid is awarded on the basis of financial need. Students can (and should) file the FAFSA to discover need-based award opportunities in the forms of scholarships, grants, work studies, and loans. Merit-based aid, on the other hand, is awarded on merit alone—such as impressive grades, athletic prowess, a certain achievement, being a certain race/religion, …

Can I Take the ACT or SAT in Another Language?

Students who have learned English as a second language might find the ACT and SAT tests to be intimidating since they rely pretty heavily on written English—particularly when it comes to the Reading, Writing, and Verbal sections. So is there a way an ESL or bilingual student could take the test in a language besides …

Should I Pick a College Far From Home or Nearby?

Some students can’t wait to get away from their hometown to explore some far off place, others are a little hesitant to venture too far. This is a big conundrum that many (if not most) students face during their college search process. But a lot of factors go into picking which college you attend, and …