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financial advice & planning

Who Gets the COVID-19 Stimulus Check – Dependent or Independent Students?

The economic fallout from COVID-19 has been jarring. It jeopardizes the finances of families and businesses across America. Among those the changes hit hardest are college students. Which is where a stimulus check could come in handy. However, the rules are different for independent vs. dependent students. Here’s what you need to know. Colleges Blindsided …
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financial aid

How to Apply for Coronavirus Relief for College

If you’re in college or have recently graduated and have student loans, you may be wondering how your loans and financial aid will be affected in the coming months in response to the coronavirus. Do you have to apply? How do you apply for coronavirus relief? What will you receive? We cover the needed info …
scholarships

Scholarship Q&A With $2,500 Winner Josie Tarrell!

A big congratulations are in order for Josie Tarrell—winner of the $2,500 College Raptor Scholarship! I had the fortune of chatting with Josie about her future college plans, her current search, and her past struggles. Learn what she has to say in her scholarship Q&A! Tell us a little about yourself to start off this …
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financial aid

Coronavirus Aid: How COVID-19 Affects College Finances

As a student or recent alumni, you might wonder how COVID-19 affects your colleges finances. Is there coronavirus aid available? Do you qualify? The quick answer: it depends. Here are some facts you need to know: Most Students Keep Their Financial Aid… Colleges have switched over to online courses, but this has not affected financial …
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financial advice & planning

How to Find the Best Savings Account Rates

As we’ve talked about in previous articles, you don’t want to choose just any savings account for your money. Something you need to consider when selecting a new account is the rate. So how do you find the best rates for a savings account? Start with Research Rates can vary from bank to bank and …