Myth: I Don’t Need to Look for Scholarships, My College Will Provide Financial Aid


When it comes to scholarships, there are three major sources: the federal government, the colleges, and outside organizations / individuals. While colleges can indeed provide hefty financial aid packages that can greatly reduce your tuition cost, they probably won’t be able to cover the full amount. Scholarship Search Scholarships are the best way to pay …

Myth: Scholarships Are Just For Minority Students


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


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 Have To File My Taxes Before Filing The FAFSA


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


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


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 …