Financial Aid Myths That Are Costing You Money

When it comes to financial aid, believing in a few myths can cost you a lot. Every year, students lose out on thousands of dollars that they could have gotten by way of scholarships, grants, and federal student loans simply because of a few prevailing misconceptions. Take a look at some of the common financial …

Myth: I Can’t Apply for Scholarships During Second Semester

Did you think scholarships were only for high school students and incoming freshman? Not quite! There are actually quite a few scholarships you can apply to while you’re in college. Some of the scholarships listed below have due dates in January, designed to be applied for right during the start of your second semester of …

Myth: I Should Only Apply to Full-Ride Scholarships

When applying to colleges, it is important to pursue all possible avenues that could give you or your family a financial break. The costs of college tuition have been rising steadily over the past decade or so. The average cost of an in-state public school over four years, which is widely considered (rightfully) to be …

6 Myths About Student Loans

Student loan blues got you down? Never fear! A lot of the fear concerning student loans stems from misconceptions that surround them. You can always call your student loan servicer with any questions to help clear up confusion. In the meantime though, here is a short list of common student loan myths. I Shouldn’t Worry …

5 Myths About the FAFSA

Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly known as FAFSA, is one of the most vital steps in the college application process, and one that nearly every student will have to go through. Depending on your personality and approach to work, the FAFSA process may be exciting, or, for some, a dreaded …

5 Myths about Scholarships

Scholarships are the most well-known form of financial aid, and for good reason: scholarships and grants make up about 57% of all aid awarded each year. But just because their well-known doesn’t mean they’re always well-understood. Myths and misconceptions have sneaked their way into the conversations over the years and have muddled the truth about …

College Myth: Only Students with a 4.0 GPA Get Scholarships

There is such a heavy emphasis placed on good grades and a high GPA–and for good reason, of course. GPAs can determine anything from college admissions to selective schools to qualifying for scholarships or grants. But what happens if you’ve got a few B’s thrown in there with the other A’s. What if you’ve got …