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Student Loan Refinancing 101: 5 Steps to Start Refinancing Your Student Loans

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If you’re like most students thinking about student loan refinance, then you’re probably feeling a whole lot of anxiety. You know that you could save money by refinancing (maybe?) but trying to unravel the process is like untangling your headphones after you’ve carried them around in your backpack all day. Consolidation? Refinance? Income-based repayment? What’s …
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8 College Scholarships for Black and African-American Students

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College degrees have taken the place of high school diplomas when it comes to obtaining an entry-level position. With the cost of college constantly on the rise, scholarships and grants are more important than ever. Here are some great scholarships and grants offered for Black and African-American students who need help paying for college. 1. Ron …
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8 College Scholarships for High School Seniors

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Senior year is the ultimate time to be searching and applying for college scholarships. While some scholarships are only for select majors, locations, colleges, or age groups, more scholarships for seniors than any other group of students. Here are eight amazing scholarships for high school seniors. Olin Teague Award Amount: $4,000 Deadline: TBD for 2021 …
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5 Fabulously Easy College Scholarships for All Kinds of Students

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Scholarship applications and essays take a lot of time to complete. Each requires a specific set of criteria and generally requires new and original content specific to the scholarship. Applying for these scholarships can get tedious. Generally, scholarships ask for long essays. The application process also feels monotonous. However, these five fabulously easy college scholarships …
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7 Scholarships for LGBTQ+ Students

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The last few decades have seen amazing things happen for the LGBTQ community. Specifically, in the last few years, marriage equality has brought LGBTQ issues to the forefront of people’s minds. When applying to colleges and searching for scholarships, diversity can play a large part in finding the right fit. Here are a few great …
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5 College Scholarships for High School Juniors

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Junior year of high school overflows with football games, music concerts, club meetings, and junior prom. Additionally, for many juniors, the year is a future planning period full of college visits. The focus is often on choosing a college, with college scholarships shopping usually left for senior year. Many high school juniors don’t realize that …
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8 College Scholarships for Women

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With every passing decade, the number of women enrolled in college increases. Where women were once given the option of nursing or teaching, they are now able to choose from every major under the sun. However, as options have increased, so have tuition costs. Here are some great scholarship options for women. 1. SWE Scholarship …
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9 Incredibly Unique Scholarships

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They say that there is a scholarship for pretty much anything. From grades to specific majors, to certain states and schools, there are thousands of scholarships available to students. But each of those categories is pretty common. What about the more interesting scholarship options? Here are 9 of the most unique scholarships out there. 1. Duck …
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Everything You Think You Know About College Scholarships Is Wrong

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“Scholarship” is one of the most important words in a student’s life. With the cost of college continuing to rise, everyone is asking: How am I going to afford school? And scholarships seem like the key to getting a degree without getting buried in debt. But, there’s just one problem. Most people simply don’t understand …
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