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Scholarship Guidebook Recommendations

Scholarships can significantly reduce the cost of college.  College Guidance offices at many high schools…

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Eight Tuition-Free Colleges

College affordability is on the minds of students and parents as they research higher education…

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FAFSA Tip: Submit Estimated Application ASAP and Revise Later if Needed

Don't miss important deadlines -- some as early as mid February for certain state and…

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Tips to Pay For College

InLikeMe publisher Lynn Radlauer Lubell shared advice and tips for getting admitted to college and…

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11 Tips to Cut College Costs

Concerned about the cost of college? Looking for affordability without compromising educational quality? Many families…

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Best College Values

College affordability is on the front burner in today’s tough economy. The estimated total annual…

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Sizing Up Student Aid Packages and Negotiating For More

Financial aid awards typically include a mix of ingredients such as federal grants, institutional /…

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Financial Assistance From the U.S. Military

If you are interested in military service, the U.S. armed forces may help you pay…

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Beware of Scholarship Scams

Be on the lookout for mail or on-line solicitations from organizations with official-sounding names that…

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Applying for Scholarships

After you find scholarships for which you may be eligible, contact the sponsors to request…

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The “Skinny” on Scholarships

Scholarships are financial awards to help students pay for college. Some scholarships come in the…

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Scholarships and Merit Aid

Unlike need-based aid, which is based entirely on your family’s financial situation, scholarships and merit…

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College Sticker Price vs. Affordability

Before you cross a college off of your wish list due to “college sticker price…

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What is EFC and How to Estimate it

EFC stands for Expected Family Contribution. That amount is determined by the agency or institution…

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Federal Programs / FAFSA / PROFILE

You may qualify for financial aid through the U.S. government in the form of: Pell…

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Financial Aid Basics

More than half of college students receive some sort of assistance to help pay for…

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Paying For College – What You Need to Know

A college education can earn you much more than a diploma—the knowledge and skills you…

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Articles about FAFSA and more.

Student Loans

Student Loans

Articles on how to choose the best type of loan.

College Cost Comparisons

College Cost Comparisons

Articles on comparing cost of colleges.

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While a college education can be an excellent investment in your (or your child’s) future, it also can be one of the largest investments you’ll make in your lifetime. Fortunately, there are many opportunities for financial assistance – merit aid, scholarships, loans, grants, work-study — to make college more affordable and help you pay the bill.

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