Best Tips For Free Money For College Grant & Scholarships

Best Tips For Free Money For College Grants & Scholarships

I recently had the opportunity to speak to Christy Rakoczy of Student Loan Hero on the best tips for free money for college grants & scholarships. My most important advice here, start early!

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“Plenty of students find scholarships and grants. In fact, college students received a total of $125.4 billion in grant money during the 2016-17 academic year, according to College Board.”

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Free Money For College Grants & Scholarships

Waitlisted For Your Top College Choice What’s Next?

Waitlisted For Your Top College Choice

You had hoped the admissions process would be over by now, but you have been waitlisted for your top college choice. What do you do now? 33% of colleges and universities use waitlists. These lists are effectively the colleges’ back up plans. They have a number in mind of how many freshmen they want to […]

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Recommended Resource: 100+ Scholarships for International Students

Scholarships for International Students

The Simple Dollar reached out to me for their list of “100+ Scholarships for International Students” resource. They wanted to see what advice I could offer international students looking scholarships and financial aid.  While I offered a number of different suggestion based on my 26 years of experience, they choose to focus on my dos […]

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Women, Education & Scholarships

women education and scholarships

US News & World report reached out to me for my thoughts on women, education & scholarships. Women should definitely explore their options.  If you want professional assistance please contact our office. We have 26 years of experience helping make college more affordable. Read the article Scholarships for Women Abound

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2018 CSS Profile Filing Is Soon Approaching, What You Need To Know

css profile 2017

Like the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Families can file the CSS Profile as early as Oct. 1 for the 2018-19 academic year. What you need to know: Like FAFSA, each college will have their own deadline which could be as early as Nov. 1 and will vary from school to school. Unfortunately […]

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2018 FAFSA Filing Is Approaching, What You Need To Know

2018 FAFSA Filing

The 2018 FAFSA filing is approaching here is what you need to know. Like for the current academic year, families can file the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as Oct. 1 (instead of Jan. 1 as families have done in the past) for the upcoming 2018 -19 school year. What you […]

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10 Ways To Secure A College Tuition Discount

College Tuition Discount

It was a pleasure to speak to Farran Powell with US News & World Report about 10 ways to secure a college tuition discount. Unfortunately many parents and students don’t even think about asking for one. Families should always ask for a tuition discount or waiver especially if they are dealing with special circumstances. If […]

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5 Facts Parents Need To Know About Student Loans

Here are 5 facts parents need to know about student loans.  I want to first mention the drawbacks of a private student loans that may include the interest is often variable, less flexible repayment options, the student may have to start making payments while they are still in school, there is a higher limit on lending […]

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Do You Know Your EFC(s)

fafsa efc

The Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) is calculated by one of two formulas. The Institutional Methodology (IM) or The Consensus Methodology (CM). Each formula have their differences in what and how they assess certain information pertaining to income, assets, and other factors. Therefore, many times a family will have a different outcome in what they will […]

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Federal Student Loan Limits 2107 & What You Need To Know

Federal Student Loan Limits 2107

In this interview with Student Loan Hero our founder Ronald Ramsdell discusses Federal student loan limits 2017 and what you need to know. In the article with Elyssa Kirkham, Ronald covers the three most important points parents and students need to know are, families need to plan ahead regarding paying for college resulting in less […]

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