Scholarships for Students with Bipolar Disorder and/or Depression

Mental health is a very important, and prevalent, issue, and though there have been great strides in recent years for treatment and awareness, there can still be a stigma surrounding mental health. Students struggling with mental health problems—such as bipolar disorder and/or depression—while also pursuing higher education should be applauded and supported. That’s why we’ve …

How to De-Stress the Student Loan Process

Senior year with taking the ACT or SAT, possibly working a part time job, and applying for colleges can be a very stressful time. On top of all this, it’s time to start applying for financial aid. Thankfully, there are at least a few ways to de-stress this student loan process. Start Early The best …

How Often You Should Connect with Your Student Loan Lender

For the most part, after you accept a student loan, you won’t have to connect with the lender very often. However there are a few times that contacting them will be absolutely necessary. Here are a few examples of times you should connect with your student loan lender. To Change Contact Information Changing or updating …

How To Decide Which Student Loans To Pay Off First

You’ve graduated and are looking forward to life on the outside, and of course that long-awaited financial freedom. But the reality is, if you’ve taken student loans to fund your college education, the path to financial freedom is paved with student loan repayments. For the first few years after you graduate, most of the money …

What To Do After Receiving The SAR

Your SAR, or Student Aid Report, is compiled based on the information you provided on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA form. If you included your email address while filling the form, you will receive your SAR by email a few days after your application is processed. If you did not include …

Scholarships for Food Science Majors

Ah, food. We all have great memories surrounding it—from Thanksgiving to 4th of July BBQs, to family recipes and traditional delicacies from all around the world. Food brings us together and satisfies our taste-buds. Food Science is aptly named. It is the scientific study of food, and can be applied to many facets of the …

Don’t Forget To Budget For These College Costs

You’ve added the cost of college tuition, text books, accommodation, meals and transportation when creating your budget for college but is that everything? Are you sure you are not forgetting something? Calculating college costs accurately is crucial so that you can allocate your funds in such a way that they will take you through the …

What is APR for Student Loans?

There are a lot of things to consider before accepting a student loan, including the amount, the type, and the APR. However, what does APR mean when it comes to student loans? What is APR? APR stands for Annual Percentage Rate and refers to the percentage of interest you will pay on a loan per …

Use What Makes You Unique in Your Scholarship Search

How many times have you had to answer the classic icebreaker prompt “Tell us one interesting thing about yourself”? Many students dread this and scramble to come up with an answer. But here’s the thing: You most definitely have something (even many somethings) that sets you apart from the crowd. Often we’re so used to …