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    Student Loans: What to Know Before You Borrow & Repayment Planning

    Student Loans: What to Know Before You Borrow & Repayment Planning
    Americans owe nearly $1.2 trillion – and counting – in student loans, according to the National Journal. Yep, that’s trillion with a “T.” I don’t know about you, but that seems like an awful lot of dough to me. Here are some other fun facts the National Journal oh-so-kindly pointed out: “Student-loan debt is increasingly a problem for senior citizens.” I ...
    Published 3 days ago | Rated: +23
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    Financial Aid for Jewish Students

    Financial Aid for Jewish Students
    Jewish students can find financial aid and scholarships that are exclusive to them. These funding opportunities can be found through local synagogues, Jewish affiliated organizations and special scholarships at colleges and universities. For even further help in paying for school, check out scholarships for Jewish students. Jewish Family and Children's Services (JFCS) JFCS offers need-based and merit-based scholarships for Jewish residents ...
    Published 4 days ago | Rated: +9
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    Financial Aid for Older and Nontraditional Students

    Financial Aid for Older and Nontraditional Students
    Contrary to popular belief, financial aid isn’t just reserved for first-time college students in their late teens/early twenties. Financial aid is available to older and nontraditional students as well. You just have to know where to look. Also, check out nontraditional, adult and returning student scholarships and internships. Scholarships for Older Students Many scholarship and fellowship programs do not have age ...
    Published 5 days ago | Rated: +9
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    Financial Aid for Minority Students

    Financial Aid for Minority Students
    Minority students can find various scholarship and financial aid opportunities that are exclusive to their race or ethnicity. These offerings come from schools and universities as well as corporations and charitable organizations. For an even further look at funding opportunities, check out minority scholarships. Databases Minority On-Line Information Service (MOLIS) MOLIS, a service of the Federal Information Exchange (FEDIX), provides information ...
    Published 6 days ago | Rated: +9
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    Financial Aid for Female Students

    Financial Aid for Female Students
    Female students can find financial aid opportunities that are completely exclusive to them. With the help of these resources, female students can hope to better afford college tuition. For even more funding opportunities, check out scholarships for women. Databases Graduate Fellowship Notebook (Cornell) The fellowship notebook at Cornell contains a large searchable text database of graduate fellowships, including fellowships specifically for ...
    Published 9 days ago | Rated: +9
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    Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities

    Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities
    Just as there are scholarships and financial aid opportunities exclusively for women and minorities, there are similar offerings for students with disabilities. Below are resources for those searching for financial aid for students with disabilities. Publications HEATH Resource Center's Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities The HEATH Resource Center operates a national clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities. College ...
    Published 16 days ago | Rated: +8
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    Financial Aid for Canadian Students

    Financial Aid for Canadian Students
    The information below applies to Canadians seeking aid for study in both Canada and the United States. Scholarships The following databases and publications can help you locate scholarships and fellowships specifically for Canadian students. ScholarshipsCanada.com ScholarshipsCanada.com is a searchable database of several thousand scholarships, prizes, and bursaries for students entering their first year of post-secondary studies in Canada. It includes both ...
    Published 17 days ago | Rated: +10
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    Top 10 Tips for Financial Aid

    Top 10 Tips for Financial Aid
    Financial aid is not easily understood, but fortunately for you, there are plenty of experts that can provide helpful tips and tricks for navigating the process. Here are just a few: Tip 1: Prioritize your efforts, starting with the federal government. Then turn to the private sector for additional assistance. Visit FinAid.org to learn about all your funding opportunities. Tip 2: ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +179
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    Bridge the Financial Aid Gap

    Bridge the Financial Aid Gap
    For many college-bound students the anticipation of higher education is overshadowed by financial anxieties. With tuition rising faster than financial aid dollars, more students are finding gaps in their financial aid packages. The gap appears when the student’s expected family contribution (EFC) plus the school’s financial aid package don’t equal the cost of attendance. This gap appears as unmet need on ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Making Smarter Student Loan Decisions

    Making Smarter Student Loan Decisions
    It’s no secret that college is getting more expensive by the minute. For instance, the cost of education at a university rose from 23 to 38 percent between 2001 and 2010. That’s a huge climb! In attempts to make college possible, many students take out student loans in pursuit of their higher education. While an investment in education is one of ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +35
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    3 Tips to Appeal Financial Aid Packages

    3 Tips to Appeal Financial Aid Packages
    By now, you’ve made your final college decision, but you may still have questions about how to pay that tuition bill once it’s time. Fortunately, there are options for students and families who may not be able to afford the education that they once thought possible. Financial aid administrators are able to change their initial financial aid offer through an appeals ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +10
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    Don’t Miss Out on These 5 Financial Aid Options

    Don’t Miss Out on These 5 Financial Aid Options
    If you feel like you’re in the dark about financial aid, you’re not alone. It’s not something that students and families typically think of until it’s time to start searching for colleges, which in most cases is the junior year of high school. Once the college search begins, so does the financial aid research. Throughout the process, you will learn a ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +11
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    3 Things You Need to Know About Financial Aid Now

    3 Things You Need to Know About Financial Aid Now
    Now that your college applications are in, it’s time to turn your focus to financial aid. Unfortunately, as much as college applications are nerve-wracking, financial aid documents are mind-boggling. But they are a “necessary evil.” Students hoping to pay for school with financial aid resources are required to fill out these forms, and the sooner the better. Here are a few ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +12
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    Money Matters to Tackle While You're Still a Student

    Money Matters to Tackle While You're Still a Student
    Each day, you’re nearing closer and closer to becoming a real, live adult. Technically, you may be considered an adult in the eyes of the law, however, as far as student status is concerned, you’ll actually feel like an adult once you start to take on adult responsibilities. We’re talking about tasks like paying off student loans, planning for retirement and ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +28
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    February is Financial Aid Awareness Month

    February is Financial Aid Awareness Month
    February is one short month jam-packed with tons of important events! Yep, February claims Groundhog's Day, Black History Month, Ash Wednesday, Valentine's Day and President's Day. While you probably thought that was enough to fill such a short month, there's one very important celebration that takes place all month long that you likely overlooked. But, at Fastweb, it's one of our ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +285
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    Money Saving New Year's Resolutions

    Money Saving New Year's Resolutions
    It's about to be 2015, which means that everyone is about to make their New Year's Resolutions. That means, the timing could not be more perfect to focus on resolving to focus on your education and, of course, a way to pay for it! Here are some suggestions of resolutions you can take on this year to improve your financial situation: ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +34
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    First Lady Michelle Obama's FAFSA Completion Challenge

    First Lady Michelle Obama's FAFSA Completion Challenge
    The release of the 2015-2016 FAFSA – that’s the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (as if you didn’t know) – is right around the corner. On January 1, 2015, the financial aid form becomes available for the New Year. As part of her Reach Higher education initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama is calling on you to help increase the number ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +21
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    FAFSA Information for DACA Students

    FAFSA Information for DACA Students
    The Immigration Policy Center estimates that “approximately 65,000 undocumented students graduate from high school” annually. DACA students are defined as a subgroup of these undocumented students who have received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). What is Deferred Action? The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) defines "deferred action" as "a discretionary determination to defer a removal action of an individual ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +25
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    FAFSA Checklist

    FAFSA Checklist
    The FAFSA: one of - if not the most, daunting of financial aid forms. The name alone can make students shudder in fear. But, there’s no reason to be afraid, Fastwebbers! We've got you covered; letting you know everything you need before you even think about filling out the form. It’s important to gather all the necessary information and materials beforehand. ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +48
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    5 Myths about Financial Aid

    5 Myths about Financial Aid
    Let’s be honest about something: financial aid is tricky, confusing and overwhelming. As is with all things complicated, it’s easy to see why students and parents alike believe everything they’re told about the process. Unfortunately, that means students are told a lot of “falsehoods.” One of the best things students and parents can do for their financial aid chances is to ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +11
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