Community College or University? Part 1 -- Structure

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/23/17 11:11 PM / by Anirudh Kumar

Those who have considered this question have likely spent many nights debating for one side or the other, and those who haven’t probably wouldn’t want to. Once you truly understand how perplexing 

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Everything You Need to Know About Your Student Aid Report (SAR)

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/27/17 9:05 AM / by Gelyna Price


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Navigating a College Website

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/21/17 8:04 AM / by Kristen Seikaly


Navigating a college website can seem unnecessarily complicated, especially to the student who has no agenda when visiting the site. That’s because college websites need to offer a plethora of 

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11 Colleges with the Best Financial Aid Packages

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/16/17 9:05 AM / by Kristen Seikaly

With ever increasing college tuition costs, finding ways to graduate from college with limited or no debt concerns every student.

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Money Scoop: Tips & Tricks to Get Financial Aid

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/9/17 5:15 PM / by Empowerly Team

Thankfully, a lack of money does not need to hold you back from going to college or university, As Carrington College notes, funding for higher education is available from communities, employers, charitable organizations, companies, colleges, state governments, banks, credit unions, schools, and the federal government. 

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What's the Difference Between College Grants and Scholarships?

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/27/16 7:40 AM / by Kristen Seikaly

Whether you are already a college student, or if you are applying to college right now, you are probably thinking about the cost of attendance. With college tuition rates soaring in the United States, it’s reasonable to thoroughly research your potential financial aid options.

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How to Apply to Scholarships

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/26/16 7:34 AM / by Gelyna Price

Scholarships are great -- they’re basically free money! Unlike loans, they don’t need to be repaid, and unlike work-study, they don’t require you to actually put in hours (other than the time it takes to apply) to earn them.

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6 Ways to Graduate from College Debt-Free

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/21/16 11:04 AM / by Kristen Seikaly

It may seem like a pipe-dream, but it is possible to graduate from college debt-free, or with significantly reduced debt. Being able to do so will give you a much better start at life upon graduation, but in order to do so, you need to start thinking about your options before you even apply to college.

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Budgeting for College Applications

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/5/16 9:56 AM / by Kristen Seikaly


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Changes to the FAFSA

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/27/16 11:33 AM / by Gelyna Price

For years, the FAFSA has become available on January 1st, and has required tax information from the prior year. However, taxes aren’t due until April 15th, and most people haven’t even received their required tax documents by January 1st -- much less actually filed their taxes. This led people to need to estimate information for the FAFSA, and then correct it later if necessary.

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Different Kinds of Financial Aid

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/15/16 9:24 AM / by Gelyna Price

People throw around the term “financial aid” as if it’s all one package deal. By now, you’re well aware that when it comes to the college admissions process, nothing is that simple! Don’t worry, though. We’ve got you covered. In this post, we outline the various different kinds of financial aid to help you understand what they are, how they differ, and how they might work for you.

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3 Tips for the Scholarship Hunt

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/26/16 7:38 PM / by Crystal Liu

Imagine this - you’ve just finished applying to colleges. With a huge sigh of relief, you begin to dream about that TV show you’ve been waiting to binge watch. No more deadlines, no more essays with strange prompts. But alas, it’s not quite time to allow senioritis to step through the door. Goodbye college applications, hello scholarship applications!

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Can You Afford College? The Answer is Yes!

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/12/16 11:10 AM / by Amy Gardner

These days, a college education is a necessary prerequisite for almost any field of work. But many students fear that a four-year degree (or any degree at all) may be out of reach for them. 

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The Benefits Of Waiting A Year (or Two) To Apply To Law School: Part I

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/18/16 12:50 PM / by DJ Dorff

Interested law school applicants would do well to consider waiting a year or two to apply to law school.  Law schools aren’t going anywhere, and by waiting to apply, future applicants put themselves in a position to reap numerous benefits.  In Part I, we consider the benefits that occur before law school.  Next week, in Part II, we’ll consider the benefits that occur during law school.

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Where to Begin When Applying for Free Federal Student Aid or FAFSA

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/8/16 1:37 AM / by Elizabeth Nielsen

All students may apply for federal student aid from January 1, 2016 through June 30, 2016 for the 2016-17 school year. Available funds are first-come, first-serve, so don’t delay.

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