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scholarships

How To Get a Full Ride Scholarship

One of the biggest hurdles of college is often the cost. The price tag of college can be daunting and can make or break your decision for where to pursue higher education. But the hope of scholarships can help with that. There are certain requirements to aim for when it comes to applying for scholarships …
An award letter isn't final, so you can try to appeal an award letter for more aid
financial aid

Good Excuses for Financial Aid Appeal

Did you receive a financial aid offer that was less than you expected? Or have financial circumstances changed where the financial aid you received doesn’t reach what you need to attend college? You need good excuses for financial aid appeal, but it is possible. Meaning, you need to have an acceptable reason in order to …
financial advice & planning

Ways To Reduce College Living Costs

Applying to college and getting in can have you on a high of emotions that quickly come crashing down when you start to look at the finances of actually going to college. Your college living expenses can add up through the years and if you’re not mindful of your spending habits, you can end up …
mailing addresses
questions & answers

What is a Permanent Home Address? What it means for your student.

What Does Students Permanent Home Mean? Your ‘permanent home address’ is something you’ll need to fill in when completing most types of applications, from college applications to student loan applications. Not surprisingly, many students get stuck at answering this question. Does ‘permanent home’ refer to their current place of residence or does it refer to …
consolidating federal student loans
student loans

Pros and Cons of Consolidating Federal Student Loans

It’s important to understand the pros and cons of consolidating federal student loans before choosing this option. Consolidating federal student loans involves combining many federal loans into one loan. Resulting with one monthly payment amount and one payment due date. With less loans to track, it reduces the risk of missing a payment. There are …