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Myth: Scholarships Are Just For Minority Students

You may think that scholarships are only for minority students but it's not myths

As you move through high school and get closer to college, it’s time to start applying for scholarships. There’s a common thought among high school seniors and juniors that scholarships are only for minority students. If you limit your search, that may seem the case, but it’s far from the truth. When You Only Skim …

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’re asking yourself a ton of questions. Things you thought you wouldn’t have to worry about until after you graduated. What’s a dependent? What is my estimated family contribution? What …

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 good grades get financial aid? Do only students …

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 …

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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