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Should I Use Grants for College?

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Scholarships are one of the most popular ways to pay for college. And easily the most well-known. But what about grants? One common question that revolves around financial aid and college tuition is “Should I use grants for college?” Of course, the follow up is: how to get grants for college. We cover just that …
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Chatting With $1,000 Scholarship Winner Jack Do!

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Congratulations to Jack Do, recipient of the $1,000 College Raptor scholarship award! Through his essay, I learned more about Jack’s college search journey and the challenges he faced. Check out Jack’s Q&A below! He has a lot of interesting things to say, and plenty of advice to give for fellow students. Tell us a little …
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National Student Loan Debt Statistics: 2019

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You hear quite a bit about student loan debt and the issues that arise from it here in the news. But have you ever had a chance to look at some of the statistics surrounding the money and debt involved? Here’s a quick rundown of some of the stats about Federal direct loans, private loans, …
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Chatting with Scholarship Winner Alexandra Szewc!

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Congratulations to Alexandra Szewc, the $2,500 College Raptor scholarship winner! I recently got the chance to ask her about her college search journey and the challenges that came with it. This is what she had to say! Tell us a little about yourself! Hello! My name is Alexandra Szewc. I’m a senior at the Academy …
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How Do Student Loans Work? Here Are the 8 Basic Steps!

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If your savings, scholarships, and federal student loans don’t cover your college tuition, it’s time to consider private student loans. If you’re wondering “how do student loans work?” you’re definitely not alone. Therefore, to save you time, we’ve put together everything you need to know getting a private student loan. What you’ll learn about in …
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How Can I Get Tuition Assistance?

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There’s no doubt college tuition can be expensive, which leads many students to look into ways to make their higher education options more affordable. Here are three ways you can work towards getting tuition assistance. Complete Your FAFSA One of your first steps for tuition assistance should always be completing your FAFSA. (The Free Application …
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