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Top 12 Articles of 2020 for U.S. Students

Even if your feelings about 2020 are lackluster, it was an amazing year for scholarships!

Shawna Newman

December 11, 2020

Check out this list of 2020’s best articles for U.S. students.
Top 12 Articles of 2020 for U.S. Students
2020 has been a strange—some would say long—year! Get a sense of how United States students, parents and educators navigated 2020 by looking at our top 12 articles. Even if your feelings about the year are lackluster, it was an amazing year for scholarships in 2020! These past 365 days our editorial team has worked to keep students up to date on important news topics related to COVID-19—the higher education uncertainties and classroom adaptations. In fact, Fastweb’s Coronavirus News page was one of the most viewed pages. In addition, we’ve continued to curate scholarship lists and tips to help you pay for school and to push through your school year.

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  9. 34 Weird (But Cool) College Majors
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  15. 2020 – 2021 Financial Aid and FAFSA State Deadline
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  17. Graduation Party Planning Ideas to Outshine COVID-19
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  19. 10 FAFSA Mistakes that Affect Financial Aid
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  21. Impressive Extracurriculars
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