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student loans

8 Ways Parents Can Help Students with Student Loans

The cost of tuition can affect your college bound child from before they start college to long after graduation. Before your student even starts college, the cost of attendance can impact their choice of school. As a college student, they may have to juggle academics with a part-time job to help cover the funding gap. …
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Loud Budgeting – The Opposite of Quiet Luxury

Even if you’ve never heard the viral term, you may already know about loud budgeting. This budgeting trend simply means that people are very open with what they have and may set certain boundaries with friends and families to prioritize their money. The idea of loud budgeting is to empower more people to be comfortable …
financial aid

Financial Aid Options for International Students

Some international students may be able to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), but most international students are not eligible for federal student financial aid within the United States. However, there are exceptions where non-citizens can complete the FAFSA.  Here’s what you need to know about your financial aid options if you’re …
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Scholarships with August Deadlines

As summer draws to a close, don’t let scholarship opportunities slip away with it! While you can find and apply for scholarships all year round why not apply for some some before the school year ramps up? To make the search easier, we’ve compiled a list of scholarships with August deadlines. 8 Scholarships with August …

Scholarships with July Deadlines

School’s out and you should absolutely be soaking up the sun and enjoying summer days off. But if you have some extra time, now is the perfect time to apply for scholarships! We’ve rounded up seven scholarships with July deadlines to help you get started. 7 Scholarships with July Submission Deadlines 1. SHARON STEPHENS BREHM …

Scholarships with May Deadlines

As you know, you can apply for scholarships year-round. Take some stress off your plate this summer and start applying for scholarships now. Check out this list we’ve compiled of nine scholarships with May deadlines. 9 Scholarships with May Deadlines As you’re reviewing this list of scholarships, don’t forget these quick tips: Don’t skip scholarships …
What's the difference between grants and scholarships?
financial aid

What Is a College Grant?

A grant is a form of gift aid awarded to college students that, in most cases, does not have to be paid back. Grants can be awarded based on merit or demonstrated financial need and award amounts are program specific. The federal government, state governments, private organizations, and schools can all offer grants for college. …
financial advice & planning

How To Pay For College If You Haven’t Started Saving Yet

Paying for college with no savings is still possible when you consider cutting back your discretionary costs, working part time, taking classes at community college and considering more affordable college options. Several financial aid resources are available for college students including FAFSA, state grants, and scholarship programs. Private student loans are an option to help …
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State Grants for Virginia College Students

Are you thinking about staying in your home state of Virginia to attend college? The state, through the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, has several college grants available to its residents and students to make college more affordable. Here’s what you need to know. Virginia State Grants 1. Virginia Commonwealth Award  For undergraduate …

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