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    Let’s Talk Scholarships: Application Tips from Fastweb’s Editor

    Let’s Talk Scholarships: Application Tips from Fastweb’s Editor
    As an editor for Fastweb, I’m familiar with the scholarship application process. I receive daily questions from scholarship seekers regarding the scholarship application process, what advice I have for winning scholarships and students’ frustrations when they have not been successful in winning scholarships. As a result, I’d like to share what I've learned so that students are able to apply that ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +31
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    Beware: Student Scams!

    Beware: Student Scams!
    Con-artists target the weak, the naïve and desperate. We’re not saying that’s what you are, however, when you’re an inexperienced student, struggling to pay for school, you’re likely to seek out solutions to supporting yourself. This is exactly what they [the con-artists] are hoping for – your search coupled with vulnerability. Safe-guard yourself and your finances by becoming aware of scams ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +39
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    Colleges’ Anti-Scholarship Policies

    Colleges’ Anti-Scholarship Policies
    What seems like an oxymoron may actually be reality. Colleges are making it difficult, if not impossible, for students to attend school completely free of charge, even if they receive scholarship aid. Often times, schools require students to pay a portion of their tuition bill out of pocket, regardless of the amount a student has been given for financial aid. What’s ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +30
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    Scholarship Scam Red Flags

    Scholarship Scam Red Flags
    Scholarships are a wonderful option for students that would like help paying for school. As with anything good, there are people out there who will take advantage of students’ trust and hopes for the future. As a leading scholarship database, Fastweb screens all of the scholarships available on the site and does not charge anything for its services. There are, however, ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +38
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    Beware of Scholarship Scams. Part 2: Fraud

    Beware of Scholarship Scams. Part 2: Fraud
    It sounded promising at first. The financial aid seminar that advertised a secret scoop on how to fund your education. The generous scholarship you qualified for without ever applying. But now you suspect the offers may not be legitimate. So what should you do if you think you're faced with a scam? 1. Protect your wallet. Trust your gut in these ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +39
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    Steer Clear of ID Theft When Applying Online

    Steer Clear of ID Theft When Applying Online
    Ever been in the middle of an application and thought to yourself, "What's going to happen to my information?" You might jot down your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and even your social security number without thinking about it. But with identity theft on the rise, it's important to protect and safeguard your personal information, including when you apply for ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +77
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    Beware of Scholarship Scams. Part 1: False Claims

    Beware of Scholarship Scams. Part 1: False Claims
    Wow! You just got a letter from a company saying they'll find scholarships for you. What a great deal! After all, who has time to research scholarship opportunities? But be careful — there are a lot of scholarship search scams out there. Watch for these crooked claims and make sure you're not being taken for a ride: "For a small fee, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +318
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    10 Scam Warning Signs

    10 Scam Warning Signs
    Knowing these warning signs can keep you from being a scholarship scam victim. 1. Fees: You shouldn't have to pay to search for or apply for scholarships. Check out the free scholarship search at FastWeb.com. 2. Credit card or bank account information needed: You should never have to give credit card or bank account information to award providers. 3. Scholarship guarantee: ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +49
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    Beware: Scholarships Can Reduce Your Need-Based Financial Aid

    Beware: Scholarships Can Reduce Your Need-Based Financial Aid
    Scholarships are a valuable part of college financing. But you may be surprised to learn that scholarships may actually reduce the amount of financial aid you receive from your school. Three national scholarship experts comment on this issue. • David L. Pardieck, director of financial assistance, Bradley University • W. Scott Friedhoff, Ph.D., associate provost for enrollment management, Bradley University • ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +21
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