Myths

Myth: Scholarships Are Just For Minority Students

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There’s a common thought among high school seniors and juniors that scholarships are just for minority students. If you limit your search, that may seem the case, but it’s far from the truth. If You Only Skim the Surface  If you only look at the surface of what’s available scholarship wise, it may absolutely look …

Myth: Applying To Scholarships Is A One-Time Thing

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There are countless scholarships out there and each one has its own unique qualifying criteria and guidelines. Some scholarships offer one-off awards, while others may be recurring, provided that you meet the renewal requirements. However, the one thing in common among all scholarship opportunities is that you are not limited to applying only for your …

Myth: I Need To Be in a Ton of Extracurricular Activities to Earn Scholarships

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You may have heard that you need to cram your scholarship applications with tons of extracurricular activities in order to win. However, especially if the deadline is right around the corner, you may be happy to hear that’s not the case. College Scholarships Available Without Extracurricular Activities You Don’t Need a Ton of Extracurricular Activities Each …

Myth: I Have To File My Taxes Before Filing The FAFSA

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Before you file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), you’ll have to untangle some of the more complex financial aspects of the process. You might be asking yourself a ton of questions, including things you thought you wouldn’t have to worry about until after you graduated. What’s a dependent? What is net income? …

Myth: Only Students With Good Grades Get Financial Aid

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As senior year goes by and the reality of college gets closer, financial aid might be on your mind. College is expensive, and financial aid is the best way of paying for a higher education. But what if your grades aren’t so stellar? Do only students with straight As receive the benefits of financial help? …

Myth: You Only Have to Submit the FAFSA Once

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You hear it over and over your senior year of high school: You have to submit your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)! However, even though you may not hear about it much during college, don’t think the FAFSA is a “one and done” type deal that you only have to fill out before …

Myth: Only Top Athletes and 4.0 Students Get Scholarships

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There is a pervading myth that you have to be the best of the best—either in athletics or academics—in order to win a scholarship. Such a lofty requirement might scare away some students from even trying to apply for scholarships. The fact is, while good grades and sports skills can earn someone scholarship money, they’re …

6 Myths About Federal Student Loans

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Taking on student loans is how many college students can afford to go to college. They are often part of financial aid packages from colleges and universities. These student loans can seem daunting, especially with student debt being the highest it’s ever been. But one of the best ways to make something less scary is …

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